Point And Control

July 3rd, 2018  |  Published in Demos

With the increasing number of controllable devices in Smart Homes also comes an abundance of different remotes for each distinct system. The aim of Point And Control is to decrease the number of remotes needed to manage all systems by utilizing a users’ smartphone while implementing a simple selection method. Already available universal remote controls share the common problem of an over-complicated and time-consuming device selection process. However, Point And Control uses a simple pointing gesture towards the device to be selected.


  • A vast amount of devices can be controlled comfortably.
  • Smartphones are readily available and well-integrated into our daily lives.
  • New devices can be added and removed from a central server.



Selected Publications

Matthias Budde, Matthias Berning, Christopher Baumgärtner, Florian Kinn, Timo Kopf, Sven Ochs, Frederik Reiche, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl (2013) Point&Control - Interaction in Smart Environments: You Only Click Twice, International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp'13), Adjunct Proceedings, p. 303-306, watch on youtube [expand], doi:10.1145/2494091.2494184

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