Proceedings of the first annual ACM SIGMM conference on Multimedia systems - MMSys '10
In this paper, we propose a framework named "UbiRE-MOTE" for controlling information appliances connected to a home network with a unified and intuitive user interface from a remote place. The UbiREMOTE framework provides users with a way to control appliances in a home through a virtual space drawn on a mobile terminal screen which reflects the latest conditions of the real appliances and the rooms in the home. With UbiREMOTE, a user controls appliances by (1) moving to the front of an
... front of an appliance, (2) choosing the appliance to control and (3) pushing buttons on the virtual remote controller which imitates the real remote controller for the appliance or the real console. In this paper, we propose a method to improve the drawing speed of 3D virtual space on mobile terminals and a method for automatically reflecting condition changes of the real space in the virtual space. We implemented the methods and evaluated the performance. The results showed that the proposed methods can be practically used on small mobile terminals.