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Application of VIRTUAL Reality technology in the field of smart Home - Dr. Huajun Peng


Abstract: With the continuous development of science and technology, virtual reality technology also takes this opportunity to gradually develop mature and widely used in various fields. With the improvement of the economic level, people's pursuit of life from the original full to now eat well, pay attention to the quality of life. The integration of virtual reality technology and smart home can be a good solution to this problem and improve people's quality of life.

Keywords: Virtual reality technology; Smart home; merge

1 the introduction

VR is short for Virtual Reality, namely Virtual Reality technology. Virtual Reality is a new computer technology evolved from computer vision, simulation technology, human-computer interaction and other information technologies. By isolating the visual world from the real world, the display device enables people to travel through and immerse themselves in a completely virtual world. Virtual reality technology establishes artificial three-dimensional virtual environment, and users interact with objects in the virtual environment in a natural way, which greatly expands the ability of human beings to understand the world, simulate and adapt to the world. Virtual reality technology is widely used in simulation training, industrial design, interactive experience and other fields, to solve many major and universal needs.

With the rapid development of computer technology, sensor technology, control technology and network technology, people's life tends to be more and more intelligent, mobile. With the development of technology, a higher standard of living has been brought to human beings, and people's requirements for living environment are also gradually improving. Smart home is a kind of intelligent system, can make home products organically linked, so as to make people live more comfortable, more environmentally friendly, more safe and convenient, its emergence is the embodiment of the improvement of contemporary human living standards, in line with the current people's demand for high-level living standards.

2. Application status of virtual reality technology in the field of smart home

Smart home is reflected in the Internet of Things under the influence of the Internet of things, through the home platform to use the relevant information age of the technology, to achieve intelligent living. It mainly involves the support of communication, control, integrated network and other technologies. It can make the user observe the relevant situation in the home at any time thousands of miles away, and realize the management of home equipment by the control means of the remote control platform.

At present, some economically developed countries, such as the United States, Japan and Europe, are in a relatively leading level in the research and development of smart home systems, and many of the latest families are home intelligent systems. Domestic Google, BIM, Millet and other companies in the field of smart home research and development is also in a relatively advanced level.

Early smart home is mainly applied to remote control of household appliances, remote control of lights and electric control of curtains. After that, with the continuous development of science and technology, the functions of smart home system continue to expand, can control more and more rich equipment, the requirements of the control system are becoming higher and higher. Home intelligent gradually extended to visual intercom, system music, security alarm, access control and so on. With the introduction of a large number of smart home, the interaction problem of smart home also comes. The popularity of smart phones makes it possible to remotely control the whole smart system through smart phones. Then, three-dimensional technology gradually developed mature, three-dimensional technology and intelligent home system into the combination of people's vision.

3. Integration application of virtual reality and smart home

3.1 VR devices become part of smart home

Smart home is the product of the Internet of Things era, and the future will also be the era of the Internet of Things and the Internet of everything. VR equipment, as an intelligent product, will also be connected with other home appliances in the future. For example: When you wear VR equipment to operate, other devices in your home will also sense your movements and even habits, so as to provide you with intelligent services, which is also a part of the future smart home life. At the same time, in order to meet the multi-sensory experience of VIRTUAL reality, an increasing number of VR sensing devices such as: Kinect, FeelReal, Virtualizer and so on will generate more content and entertainment forms for the intelligent entertainment system at home. Intelligence and entertainment complement each other, so virtual reality will add more wonderful content to the intelligent home life.

3.2 Virtual reality technology provides 3d scene roaming experience for smart home

Smart home is one of the many technology under the combination of new living concept, however, intelligent household in the terminal market oriented diffusion process, it is difficult to show by intelligent household specific physical function cost is higher, the traditional two-dimensional design concept is already can't satisfy the demand of consumers, so many consumers lack of experience in smart home products, limit the user's choice, Thus hindering the promotion of smart home market. Virtual reality provides a good solution for smart home, using the three-dimensional display technology of virtual reality combined with smart home, the simulation of every module of the realistic scene of smart home. For example: through the simulation of smart home environment, users can control virtual people or in the first person perspective of smart home simulation environment roaming, and real-time interaction with the virtual smart home scene, to understand the concept and function of smart home, so as to stimulate consumer consumption of smart home equipment.

In addition, virtual reality technology for smart home customization services also provide a lot of help. Such as: In intelligent household design collocation stage, the use of virtual reality technology to build a user-centered personalized intelligent household design, and create the corresponding data model to simulate the service configuration and function of smart home products, even the simulation design of smart home network wiring project layout, through the construction of the virtual scene, the user can present ideas in the mind of plan, And with the virtual scene for immersive roaming, so as to evaluate and analyze before the implementation of the scheme, improve the reliability of the customized scheme. With the help of virtual reality technology, consumers can customize the smart home products they need, so that they can have a good virtual experience before purchase and reduce the risks brought by the implementation stage.

3.3 Virtual reality technology provides friendly interface interaction mode for smart home system

Smart home system can realize intelligent control and management of people's houses. It integrates the electricity facilities of smart home products, so that smart home products can be manually controlled on the same operating platform, wireless or Internet. However, the traditional intelligent home control platform interaction interface is usually two-dimensional button operation, which does not meet people's interaction habits. Introduce the virtual reality technology in smart home control interface, the use of virtual reality technology to optimize the interaction for smart home, intelligent household scene simulation of reality, and presented to the user in a 3 d digital scene platform interface, this design effectively grasp the man-machine engineering factor, the user experience is the core of the design, The simulation operation of a home furnishing product and the reverse feedback of the home furnishing environment can make users experience the more reliable control experience of the real home furnishing and make the interface of the smart home system more suitable for users.

3.4 Virtual reality technology innovates the interaction mode of smart home

For the integrated control of smart home products, we are looking forward to having a universal remote control to control all the devices in the home. As the operating platform of smart home, AR devices can identify all kinds of devices in the home and establish the connection of things with all kinds of devices. Users can control all smart home products in real life only by wearing AR devices through gesture non-contact operation or other more natural interaction methods. For such operations, Google Glass and Microsoft Hololens are both in the research stage and have released related AR devices and applications. Cool Design Smart Glass, the prototype of Smart glasses launched by Murata Manufacturing In Japan, integrates the miniature PS (Micro Position Sensor) Sensor on the glasses frame. The Sensor can automatically detect the correct Position of home products based on the method of micro-infrared laser ranging. After the combination of AR interactive control technology, users only need to put on AR glasses, aim their eyes at the smart home products they want to control, and interact with the UI interface displayed on the glasses. In this interaction mode, all functions of the products can be controlled without hands only by tracking the eye line of the device. This new interaction mode completely replaces the traditional various controllers and provides a more natural interaction mode.

3.5 Virtual reality technology brings information visualization for smart home products

To apply virtual reality technology in smart home, can through the virtual design of smart home, such as smart home of the 3 d design layout of the power grid, smart home products) superposition in the real environment and intuitive and naturally present in front of the user, user evaluation or testing, it saves the cost of physical display, also reduce the amount of time during the design process, Most importantly, it improves reliability and reduces process risk over traditional customization methods. At the same time, the presentation of smart home related data information is also one of the important elements of smart home to provide intelligent life. Such as: For the use of smart home products, functional, and even carbon emissions and energy consumption of smart home products and intelligent household life through augmented reality, the associated data information presented to receive data in a visual images or text information terminal screen, users only need to use mobile devices to complete tracking and recognition of smart home products. The visual information of smart home is very necessary for the future intelligent life, so it has important value and significance for the future human to enter the green life and improve the quality of home life.

4 conclusion

The intelligent household products provide users with great convenience, virtual reality technology breakthrough the limitation of the traditional household design space, users can remote control of household, and virtual reality technology is brought benefits for the use of smart home and consumption, through the virtual reality technology can realize intelligent household consumption of rich content, Users can make use of virtual reality technology in advanced practical experience and entertainment system building, at the same time, the technology for intelligent household consumption also provide a good foundation, relevant consumers can imitate the function of virtual reality technology is used, let the customer perspective the identity of the first to feel the charm of virtual reality and intelligent household, In this way, the consumption risk of consumers can be reduced and the sales income of relevant enterprises can be increased by using more personalized consumption mode.


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