IEICE Technical Committee Submission System
Conference Paper's Information
Online Proceedings
[Sign in]
Tech. Rep. Archives
 Go Top Page Go Previous   [Japanese] / [English] 

Paper Abstract and Keywords
Presentation 2021-07-15 09:25
Development and Evaluation of a Smart Tap Sensor Network for Observing Household Behavior
Ryuichi Inoue, Hiroshi Yamamoto (Ritsumeikan Univ.) NS2021-41
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) In recent years, the devices targeting the smart home have rapidly been spreading and have been expected to be applied to the services that support daily life of the residents such as observation of daily activity of the elderly people living alone and controlling the energy efficiency of home appliances. To realize the smart home that can effectively observe the residents and control energy consumption, the system that can recognize daily activities of the residents with high accuracy and low cost is indispensable. The existing studies for estimating the living behavior have proposed the recognition methods using various sensors such as cameras, microphones, and ultrasonic sensors. However, the existing methods have problems of privacy due to the use of cameras and installation cost due to the need of many sensors. In this study, we develop a new behavior observation system that estimates daily activities of the residents by placing smart taps supporting wireless communication on various places at home. The smart tap has a function of measuring and analyzing the power consumption of the connected devices and the received signal strength of radio waves between the smart taps. In addition, the proposed system constructs a mesh network of the smart taps using Thread, a type of short-range wireless communication, and the location and behavior of the residents are estimated by collecting and analyzing the measurement data of the received radio signal intensity of the packet transmission and reception. By using measurement results of the power consumption of appliances and the received radio wave strength of the wireless communication, the proposed system achieves accurate behavioral estimation with no privacy issues and low installation cost.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) behavior observation / smart home / Thread / power meter / RSSI / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 121, no. 102, NS2021-41, pp. 45-50, July 2021.
Paper # NS2021-41 
Date of Issue 2021-07-07 (NS) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
All rights are reserved and no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Notwithstanding, instructors are permitted to photocopy isolated articles for noncommercial classroom use without fee. (License No.: 10GA0019/12GB0052/13GB0056/17GB0034/18GB0034)
Download PDF NS2021-41

Conference Information
Committee RCS SR NS SeMI RCC  
Conference Date 2021-07-14 - 2021-07-16 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Online 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Communication and Network Technology of the AI Age, M2M (Machine-to-Machine),D2D (Device-to-Device),IoT(Internet of Things), etc 
Paper Information
Registration To NS 
Conference Code 2021-07-RCS-SR-NS-SeMI-RCC 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Development and Evaluation of a Smart Tap Sensor Network for Observing Household Behavior 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) behavior observation  
Keyword(2) smart home  
Keyword(3) Thread  
Keyword(4) power meter  
Keyword(5) RSSI  
1st Author's Name Ryuichi Inoue  
1st Author's Affiliation Ritsumeikan University (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hiroshi Yamamoto  
2nd Author's Affiliation Ritsumeikan University (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
3rd Author's Name  
3rd Author's Affiliation ()
4th Author's Name  
4th Author's Affiliation ()
5th Author's Name  
5th Author's Affiliation ()
6th Author's Name  
6th Author's Affiliation ()
7th Author's Name  
7th Author's Affiliation ()
8th Author's Name  
8th Author's Affiliation ()
9th Author's Name  
9th Author's Affiliation ()
10th Author's Name  
10th Author's Affiliation ()
11th Author's Name  
11th Author's Affiliation ()
12th Author's Name  
12th Author's Affiliation ()
13th Author's Name  
13th Author's Affiliation ()
14th Author's Name  
14th Author's Affiliation ()
15th Author's Name  
15th Author's Affiliation ()
16th Author's Name  
16th Author's Affiliation ()
17th Author's Name  
17th Author's Affiliation ()
18th Author's Name  
18th Author's Affiliation ()
19th Author's Name  
19th Author's Affiliation ()
20th Author's Name  
20th Author's Affiliation ()
Speaker Author-1 
Date Time 2021-07-15 09:25:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
Registration for NS 
Paper # NS2021-41 
Volume (vol) vol.121 
Number (no) no.102 
Page pp.45-50 
Date of Issue 2021-07-07 (NS) 

[Return to Top Page]

[Return to IEICE Web Page]

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan