A Framework for IoT-Enabled Smart Washrooms

Ishara Thennakoon, Pramuk Hewawasam, Dinuka Wijesundara, Nipuni Fernando, Lasith Gunawardena, Chinthaka Premachandra

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Abstract

Washrooms are a ubiquitous, yet essential element connected with day-to-day living environments. Public washrooms or restrooms are a common feature in all public buildings. They are often linked to the notion of 'unclean' environments, due to the sheer number of people who use its services. From a health and safety perspective, it is imperative to maintain hygiene standards that will provide confidence to its users. This is especially true in the Covid-19 pandemic situation, where disinfection is of prime importance. Several elements contribute to a clean washroom, and some elements can benefit from Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. This paper introduces a framework for the use of IoT technology for implementing a Smart Washroom. Our research further explores public perception of clean washrooms and introduces a novel mobile app-based approach to locate clean public washrooms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 10th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages612-613
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665436762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event10th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2021 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2021 Oct 122021 Oct 15

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE 10th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2021

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period21/10/1221/10/15

Keywords

  • IoT
  • air quality
  • restrooms
  • sensors
  • washrooms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Instrumentation

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