SINAIS: home consumption package: a low-cost eco-feedback energy-monitoring research platform


This paper describes a low cost eco-feedback energy monitoring research platform. The prototype system developed in Quartz Composer uses the computer’s audio input and a current transformer to calculate real-time energy usage while also offering multiple visualization options and tracking human-activities. The prototype is being used in a multidisciplinary research project to understand the long-term effects of eco-feedback and enduring behavioral changes towards practices that promote sustainability.

Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems