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Method and System to Use Personas/Profiles with Sleep Sensors or Time-Based Data for Energy Savings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246489D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 70K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system to use personas/profiles in combination with sleep sensors or time-based data to help reduce energy expenditure through electronic devices.

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Method and System to Use Personas

Method and System to Use Personas/ //Profiles with Sleep Sensors or Time Profiles with Sleep Sensors or Time Profiles with Sleep Sensors or Time- --Based Data for Energy Savings Based Data for Energy Savings

Home energy consumption for a family can be very high. This leads to greater expenses as well as increased waste. Family members use different energy-consuming devices all the time. Sometimes, people are in the same area of the house consuming energy from a common device (e.g., watching television in the media room).

If one or all of the members, having similar sleeping patterns, falls asleep and stops watching television (TV), then the energy is

wasted because the device remains active; there is currently no way to save energy based on the number of family members that are still awake. Devices remain on until the last member of the family turns everything off.

A method is needed to automatically power-off or place into hibernation mode energy-consuming devices when the user(s) fall asleep.

The novel contribution is a method and system to use personas/profiles in combination with sleep sensors or time-based data to help reduce energy expenditure through electronic devices. The core idea defines a method and system to:


1. Establish persona profiles in a central system


2. Use sleep sensors in wearable devices to monitor when a person is sleeping


3. Apply family determined rules


4. Determine the proper time to power off all un-required devices

An established profile for each member contains information related to the individual 's preferences of devices. The system utilizes

wearable devices with sleep sensors that can alert a central system when a family member is sleeping. The central system identifies which family members are in the same home area. It then reviews the associated profiles and the family determined rules to determine if devices in the area should be turned off or otherwise adjusted based on the members remaining the area that are still awake.

Figure 1: Basic setup

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Figure 2: System central process...