Spyder is a system to connect different rooms in a corridor and monitor whether they are locked or not.
Done as a University project for Masters in HCI in group of 2.
UX Design, IoT
- People who take care of buildings and facilties. For eg. Caretakers in Universities, Hospitals or a Commercial building.
- User Needs: Care takers have to maintain a record of rooms that are locked by the end of day. They also need information regarding number of people inside, temperature of rooms.
- Characteristics: These people are mostly management personnel who currently rely on manual checks for each rooms.
Why would One Want This?
We started with a usecase for students who want to study in the University and want to know which rooms are free to go into.
- We tried with different ideas on sensing a lock or unlock state with RFIDs or buttons.
- The best solution would be to use passive sensors saving power but we had to settle for a button prototype powered from laptop.
- How many people are there in room? This is a possible addition to the functionality.
- Noise and Temperature can also be monitored by this system.
- The system can be made Wireless and Passive.
- We can also extend this to multi-room where sensors send signal to a common platform in the corridor making it a web of room monitors.