This paper presents a possible implementation of a personal assistant and control interface for a smart home. A prototype is presented, featuring functions such as appliance and light control, a map system based on Google Maps and various informational data such as calendar entries and news. The device takes the form of a voice controlled mirror, allowing for integration in existing systems as a replacement for a common household item, without the need for additional space.


control interface; smart home; mirror; Google Maps

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Published : 2016-02-04

Paszkiel, S., & Kania, R. (2016). INTERACTIVE, MULTIFUNCTIONAL MIRROR – PART OF A SMART HOME. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 6(1), 66-68.

Szczepan Paszkiel
Opole University of Technology, Institute of Control & Computer Engineering  Poland
Robert Kania 
Opole University of Technology, Institute of Control & Computer Engineering  Poland