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A Comprehensive Survey about Thermal Comfort under the IoT Paradigm: Is Crowdsensing the New Horizon?

Faculty of Computer Science, Universidad de Murcia, Campus Universitario, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Sensors 2020, 20(16), 4647;
Received: 15 July 2020 / Revised: 3 August 2020 / Accepted: 11 August 2020 / Published: 18 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
This paper presents a review of technologies under the paradigm 4.0 applied to the study of the thermal comfort and, implicitly, energy efficiency. The research is based on the analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) literature, presenting a comparison among several approaches adopted. The central objective of the research is to outline the path that has been taken throughout the last decade towards a people-centric approach, discussing how users switched from being passive receivers of IoT services to being an active part of it. Basing on existing studies, authors performed what was a necessary and unprecedented grouping of the IoT applications to the thermal comfort into three categories: the thermal comfort studies with IoT hardware, in which the approach focuses on physical devices, the mimicking of IoT sensors and comfort using Building Simulation Models, based on the dynamic modelling of the thermal comfort through IoT systems, and Crowdsensing, a new concept in which people can express their sensation proactively using IoT devices. Analysing the trends of the three categories, the results showed that Crowdsensing has a promising future in the investigation through the IoT, although some technical steps forward are needed to achieve a satisfactory application to the thermal comfort matter. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; Crowdsensing; thermal comfort IoT; Crowdsensing; thermal comfort
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Tomat, V.; Ramallo-González, A.P.; Skarmeta Gómez, A.F. A Comprehensive Survey about Thermal Comfort under the IoT Paradigm: Is Crowdsensing the New Horizon? Sensors 2020, 20, 4647.

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