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Modular Smart Home Controlled by Smart Phone

May 26th, 2015 Comments off

german smart home  techvibes  creditA modular home being tested in Germany is controlled totally by a smart phone, generates enough energy from solar panels on the roof to power houses on either side and can be assembled in one day. At the end of the test, B10, as the house is known, will be deconstructed and 100 percent recycled or rebuilt elsewhere.

The everyday functions of the home, such as opening blinds, turning on lights and controlling appliances can be done remotely by a mobile app that learns which behaviors operate the house most efficiently. MHProNews has been informed data regarding energy generation and consumption is continuously gathered over the life of the project, and evaluated at the University of Stuttgart.

Currently the house is being used as an office, and while not all the functions are operative, alphaEOS, one of the companies involved in the project, says it is all within grasp, according to Knowlton Thomas, editor of Canada’s techvibes. The house is generating a surplus of energy, and during the second phase, two students will live in the home.

If the project succeeds as anticipated and the homes become mainstream, options regarding floor plans, size, colors, textures, etc. will be open to customization. ##

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