Accepting Application for Monitors of New IoT Service that Uses Air Conditioners to Offer Comfortable Sleep Experience
May 31, 2017
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Headquarters: Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, President & Director: Satoru Katsuno, hereinafter "Chubu Electric Power"), Airweave Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Motokuni Takaoka, hereinafter "Airweave"), and Sassor Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President & Director: Shuichi Ishibashi, hereinafter "Sassor") will engage in testing from mid-July to September 30 this year, aiming to develop a new Internet of things (IoT) service that support the lives of customers by using air conditioners and offering a comfortable sleeping experience.
Applications are accepted starting June 01 from Chubu area customers who can cooperate as monitors of the testing.
Customers have numerous problems with regard to their usage of air conditioners. For instance, after going to bed, some wake up from the heat when the AC's off-timer functions. Others are awakened by cold air when they leave the AC on during their bedtime, and some people wonder whether they should turn off or leave on the air conditioner when briefly leaving their homes.
Focusing on such problems customers are experiencing, Chubu Electric Power, Airweave, and Sassor will develop a dedicated smartphone-operated app. By doing so, the companies look to create service that offers customers a comfortable sleeping experience and efficient use of air conditioners, while away from home, in an easy and economical manner.
In developing the service, Chubu Electric Power will be in charge of electricity rate estimations and technologies for automatically running air conditioners. Bedding manufacturer Airweave will deal with technologies for measuring the sleep state of customers and also test bedding comfort levels. IoT service developer Sassor will work on technologies for measuring electricity consumption of each equipment.
The testing will enable the companies to gather electricity consumption and other data needed in developing the service. The companies will also seek the opinions of customers who cooperated as monitors, and make use of those views in future service development efforts.
Chubu Electric Power, Airweave, and Sassor will shed light on what customers see as a slight inconvenience to their sleep and their everyday lives, and develop service to offer customers a more comfortable and economic use of energy.