SDB - Software Defined Buildings, UC Berkeley


SnapLink is a image-based appliance control system. It allows users to capture an image of an appliance using a smartphone to identify and and overlays its control interface. It uses image localization to identify the specific instance of the appliance, and is optimized to perform minimal computation and use context information for both accurate and fast responses. [github]


  • Kaifei Chen
  • Jack Kolb


Poster Abstract: Intuitive Appliance Identification using Image Matching in Smart Buildings
Kaifei Chen, John Kolb, Jonathan F├╝rst, Dezhi Hong, and Randy H. Katz.
BuildSys '15 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, November 2015. [pdf]


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants CPS-1239552, and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.