A TSU student adapts the system of the “smart house”

Dmitry Kotov, a student of the Faculty of Informatics, has adapted an automated system to the needs of people with disabilities. Dmitry said that today the various types of “smart homes” have been created without taking into account the needs of disabled people, and therefore they are barely suited for them.

The student began to develop a system in collaboration with the Tomsk automation system HOME. This developer company introduced Dmitry to the application’s programming interface to the system and the server ready to learn and build the system to adapt it. The project of Dmitry does not imply the production of devices – he is upgrading the cloud server of HOME, which will allow gaining more control of any system of automation: first, it will be possible to use the system from any device, whether a neurocontroller or a phone, and second, developers of any smart gadgets can use it in their projects.

Dmitry’s application being developed for the Android OS will recognize the user's voice commands and transmit them to a remote cloud service. With the application, the user will be able to manage a variety of portable devices: phone, tablet PC, TV, smart watches, smart glasses, and others. Dmitry attracted specialists in speech therapy to the work, because many people have speech defects and Google Voice Api often takes command incorrectly.

- Commands and actions will be attached to the operation of the device on the server through a special configurator, - says Dmitry. - In the future, I plan to expand the list of devices that are synchronized to the system. I’m ready to collaborate with any other developers. I should add that the system will have self-unfolding algorithms and does not require a user to have any special knowledge.

It is assumed that system will be free for developers, and for users of the application, the price will be about a hundred rubles.