WO2013171833A1 - Power saving control system, equipment control device, and method for controlling power saving - Google Patents

Power saving control system, equipment control device, and method for controlling power saving Download PDF

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WO2013171833A1
WO2013171833A1 PCT/JP2012/062333 JP2012062333W WO2013171833A1 WO 2013171833 A1 WO2013171833 A1 WO 2013171833A1 JP 2012062333 W JP2012062333 W JP 2012062333W WO 2013171833 A1 WO2013171833 A1 WO 2013171833A1
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
    • H02J7/00Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
    • H02J7/00Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
    • H02J7/007Regulation of charging or discharging current or voltage
    • H02J7/00712Regulation of charging or discharging current or voltage the cycle being controlled or terminated in response to electric parameters
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
    • H02J9/00Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting
    • H02J9/005Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting using a power saving mode
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B70/00Technologies for an efficient end-user side electric power management and consumption
    • Y02B70/30Systems integrating technologies related to power network operation and communication or information technologies for improving the carbon footprint of the management of residential or tertiary loads, i.e. smart grids as climate change mitigation technology in the buildings sector, including also the last stages of power distribution and the control, monitoring or operating management systems at local level
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y04INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS
    • Y04SSYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
    • Y04S20/00Management or operation of end-user stationary applications or the last stages of power distribution; Controlling, monitoring or operating thereof
    • Y04S20/20End-user application control systems

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  • the present invention relates to a power saving control system, a device control apparatus, and a power saving control method, and in particular, considers the health state of a user even when power saving control is performed, and the power saving control and user of a power consuming device.
  • the present invention relates to a power saving control system, a device control apparatus, and a power saving control method that are suitable for providing a comfortable use environment while maintaining both health conditions.
  • Patent Document 1 includes a plurality of electrical devices in a home and sensors (temperature sensors, human sensors, contact sensors, etc.) that detect the usage status of the electrical devices, and the usage status is recorded by the sensors.
  • a power control system that predicts a usage pattern from recorded information and controls each electrical device based on the prediction pattern is disclosed. Thereby, for example, since it is controlled based on the life pattern according to the season and the day of the week, it is possible to perform power saving (power saving) control without impairing the convenience of the user.
  • the cooling function of the living room where many families gather is normally not turned off, but the cooling function of the air conditioner in other rooms (such as individual rooms) is turned off.
  • the cooling function of the air conditioner in the room where person A is turned off to save power is It is not always desirable. In this case, it is more desirable to maintain the comfort of the person A in order to recover the physical condition of the person A than to save power. That is, it is desirable not to turn off the cooling function of the air conditioner in the room where the person A is present, but to turn off the cooling function of the air conditioner in another room (such as a living room where the person A is not present).
  • the present invention has been made to solve the above problems, and its purpose is a power saving control system for performing power saving control of a power consuming device, and even if the power saving control is performed, the health state of the user
  • a power saving control system includes a communication means, a power consuming device that performs power saving control, a control means, a communication means, and a health condition acquisition means for acquiring information related to a health condition. And a health information management apparatus having a storage means for storing the health state, a control means, a communication means, and a device control apparatus having a storage means for storing power saving operation information for the power consuming device.
  • the control means of the health information management device acquires information on the health status by the health status acquisition means, and based on the information on the health status of the user of the device stored by the storage means, the health status of the user Is detected to be different from the normal time, an instruction to change the operation of the power saving operation executing means of the power consuming device is issued to the device control apparatus.
  • control unit of the device control device When the control unit of the device control device receives an instruction to change the operation of the power saving operation execution unit of the power consuming device to the device control device, the power saving operation for the power consuming device stored in the storage unit The information (power saving priority) is changed, and an instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device is issued based on the power saving operation information for the power consuming device.
  • the power saving control system of the present invention it is possible to make it difficult for a person with poor health to be affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to power saving (power saving) control.
  • a power saving control system that performs power saving control of a power consuming device. Even if power saving control is performed, the user's health condition is taken into consideration, and the power saving control of the power consuming device and the user's health are controlled. It is possible to provide a power saving control system capable of providing a comfortable use environment while balancing health conditions.
  • FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to a first embodiment of the present invention. It is a functional block diagram of an apparatus control apparatus. It is a functional lineblock diagram of a health care device. It is a figure which shows an example of an apparatus control order table (the 1). It is a figure which shows an example of an apparatus control order table (the 2). It is a flowchart which shows the control processing with respect to each electric equipment using the equipment control order table in a general power saving control method. 4 is a flowchart showing a basic operation of the health management device 40. It is a flowchart which shows the control processing with respect to each electric equipment using the equipment control order table in the power saving control method which concerns on 1st embodiment of this invention.
  • FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a functional configuration diagram of the device control apparatus.
  • FIG. 3 is a functional configuration diagram of the health management apparatus.
  • the power saving control system includes a device control apparatus 10, an air conditioner 21 (21a, 21b,%), An illumination 22 (22a, 22b,%), A television 23 (23a, 23b,. It comprises a sensor 30 (30a, 30b,%), A health management device 40, and a network 50.
  • the power sensor 30 measures the power consumption (instantaneous value or integrated value for a predetermined time) of each power consuming device such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23, and holds the measured value. In addition, it communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50.
  • the air conditioner 21 is an air conditioning device that performs air conditioning control such as cooling, heating, and air blowing, and communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation is performed such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF or relaxing the set temperature of the air conditioning.
  • the lighting 22 is a variety of lighting fixtures such as fluorescent lamps and LED bulbs that are installed on the ceiling of each room in the home or installed on a table, and communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation such as switching the power source from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness is performed.
  • a power saving operation such as switching the power source from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness is performed.
  • the television 23 is a receiver that receives terrestrial broadcasts and BS broadcasts and displays them on a display device such as an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), and communicates with the device control device 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness of the screen is performed.
  • a power saving operation such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness of the screen is performed.
  • each electric device performs a power saving operation such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10.
  • the device control apparatus 10 aggregates the measurement results of the power sensor 30 via the network 50, and when the total power consumption is likely to exceed a predetermined target value or exceeds the predetermined target value, An instruction to reduce power consumption is issued to power consumption devices such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23 (power saving control is performed). A method of power saving control will be described later.
  • the health management device 40 collects and records information on the health status of the user by using various sensors and the like provided.
  • the health management device 40 is configured to be worn near the waist, for example, as a wristband type or a pedometer so as to easily collect information on the health condition of the user. Moreover, it communicates with the apparatus control apparatus 10 by wireless communication.
  • the device control apparatus 10 itself is shown as a single unit. However, the device control apparatus 10 does not exist as a single unit, and any of the power consuming devices such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23 is used. However, the structure which included the function of the apparatus control apparatus 10 may be sufficient.
  • the device control apparatus 10 includes a display unit 1001, an input unit 1002, a power supply unit 1003, a storage unit 1004, a control unit 1005, a communication unit 1006, and a bus 1007, as shown in FIG.
  • the display unit 1001 includes a liquid crystal display, an organic EL (Electro-Luminescence) display, a panel such as electronic paper, a driver circuit, and the like. Under the control of the control unit 1005, arbitrary information (for example, characters, still images) , Video, etc.). Note that the display unit 1001 may include a plurality of panels that can display different information, or may be a separate device from the device control apparatus 10.
  • the input unit 1002 includes one or more of a keyboard, a mouse, a cursor key, a numeric keypad, and the like, receives a user operation, and inputs an input signal based on the operation to the control unit 1005.
  • an input signal may be generated by voice recognition, image recognition, gesture recognition, or the like and input to the control unit 1005.
  • the structure which the display part 1001 and the input part 1002 united may be sufficient like a touch panel, and the apparatus separate from the apparatus control apparatus 10 may be sufficient.
  • the power supply unit 1003 includes a battery, an AC adapter, a charging circuit, and the like, and supplies power to each unit of the device control apparatus 10 and charges the battery. In addition, the power supply unit 1003 performs a status check such as whether the device control apparatus 10 is driven by a battery or an AC adapter, and checks the remaining battery level.
  • the storage unit 1004 includes a memory built in the device control apparatus 10 or a removable external memory, and stores various types of information. For example, an operation control program executed by the control unit 1005 is stored.
  • the control unit 1005 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit), an MPU (Micro Processing Unit), a DSP (Digital Signal Processor), and the like.
  • the control unit 1005 executes a predetermined operation control program and the like. To control.
  • the communication unit 1006 is a wireless LAN, Bluetooth (registered trademark), infrared communication, IC tag function, TransferJET (registered trademark), LTE, HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), EV-DO (Evolution Data Only), WiMAX, or the like.
  • a communication function or a wired communication function such as Ethernet (registered trademark) is provided, and various types of information are transmitted and received.
  • the wireless communication function includes an antenna, a modem circuit, and the like
  • the wired communication function includes a connector, a modem circuit, and the like.
  • the transmission / reception of information may be performed via the network 50 or may be directly performed between devices without using the network 50.
  • the communication unit 1006 may be configured to support a plurality of communication methods.
  • the health management device 40 includes a display unit 4001, an input unit 4002, a power supply unit 4003, a storage unit 4004, a control unit 4005, a communication unit 4006, an authentication unit 4007, a camera unit 4008, and a voice input unit. 4009, an audio output unit 4010, a position information detection unit 4011, an acceleration sensor 4012, a pulse sensor 4013, a temperature sensor 4014, and a bus 4015.
  • the display unit 4001 includes a panel such as a liquid crystal display, an organic EL display, and electronic paper, a driver circuit, and the like. Under the control of the control unit 4005, arbitrary information (for example, characters, still images, moving images, etc.) is displayed. indicate.
  • the display unit 4001 may include a plurality of panels that can display different information, or may be a separate device from the health management device 40.
  • the input unit 4002 includes one or more of a keyboard, a mouse, a cursor key, a numeric keypad, and the like, receives a user operation, and inputs an input signal based on the operation to the control unit 4005. Note that an input signal may be generated by voice recognition, image recognition, gesture recognition, or the like and input to the control unit 4005.
  • the display unit 4001 and the input unit 4002 may be integrated as in the case of a touch panel, or may be a separate device from the health management device 40.
  • the power supply unit 4003 includes a battery, an AC adapter, a charging circuit, and the like, and supplies power to each unit of the health management device 40 and charges the battery. In addition, the power supply unit 4003 checks the state of whether the health management device 40 is driven by a battery or an AC adapter, and checks the remaining battery level.
  • the storage unit 4004 includes a memory built in the health management device 40 or a removable external memory, and stores various types of information. For example, an operation control program executed by the control unit 4005 is stored.
  • the control unit 4005 includes a CPU, MPU, DSP, and the like, and controls the overall operation of the health management apparatus 40 by executing a predetermined operation control program.
  • the communication unit 4006 has wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, IC tag function, wireless communication function such as Transfer JET, LTE, HSPA, EV-DO, WiMAX, or wired communication function such as Ethernet, and transmits and receives various types of information.
  • the wireless communication function includes an antenna, a modem circuit, and the like
  • the wired communication function includes a connector, a modem circuit, and the like.
  • the transmission / reception of information may be performed via the network 50 or may be directly performed between devices without using the network 50.
  • the communication unit 4006 may be configured to support a plurality of communication methods.
  • the authentication unit 4007 authenticates whether the user is a legitimate user by an authentication method such as password authentication, fingerprint authentication, finger vein authentication, handwriting authentication, face authentication, voiceprint authentication, and iris authentication.
  • the authentication unit 4007 has a function of capturing information (password, fingerprint data, finger vein data, handwriting data, face image data, voiceprint data, iris data, or the like) input by the user for authentication according to the authentication method.
  • authentication information may be input from the input unit 4002, the camera 4008, and the voice input unit 4009.
  • the authentication unit 4007 preferably has a storage area with high tamper resistance separately from the storage unit 4004 in order to store authentication information of authorized users in advance.
  • the camera unit 4008 includes an imaging device including an optical component such as a lens, an image processing device, and the like.
  • the camera unit 4008 captures images under the control of the control unit 4005 and acquires image data such as still images and moving images.
  • the voice input unit 4009 includes a microphone or the like, collects voice signals during a call, and supplies the collected voice signals to the communication unit 4006.
  • the audio output unit 4010 includes a speaker, an earphone jack, a DAC (Digital Analog Converter), and the like.
  • the audio output unit 4010 performs DA conversion on the audio signal received from the communication unit 4006 and emits sound through the speaker.
  • the location information detection unit 4011 acquires information indicating the current location of the health management device 40 by GPS (Global Positioning System), IMES (Indoor Messaging System), wireless LAN, or the like.
  • the acceleration sensor 4012 acquires information related to the acceleration of the health management device 40.
  • the health management device 40 can detect the state (exercise amount, posture, etc.) of the person who owns the health management device 40 from the acquired acceleration information.
  • the pulse sensor 4013 is composed of an LED (Light Emitting Diode) or an infrared sensor, and can measure the pulse rate of the person who owns the health management device 40.
  • LED Light Emitting Diode
  • infrared sensor an infrared sensor
  • the temperature sensor 4014 can measure the body temperature and ambient temperature of the person who owns the health management device 40.
  • FIG. 4A is a diagram illustrating an example of a device control order table (part 1).
  • FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a control process for each electrical device using a device control order table in a general power saving control method.
  • the device control apparatus 10 stores a device control order table 400 as shown in FIG. 4A in the storage unit 1004 in advance.
  • the device control order table 400 is a table including fields such as a priority 401, a control device 402, and an installation location 403.
  • the meaning of priority means that power saving control is prioritized for electrical devices with higher priority.
  • the method of determining the priority order is arbitrary. For example, there is a method of increasing the priority order of a device having a large power capacity, or increasing the priority order of a device in a room that usually does not attract many people.
  • the device control apparatus 10 sets an internal variable i indicating the priority order of devices that perform power saving control to 1 in normal times (S501). Then, it periodically communicates with the power sensor 30, acquires power consumption information from the power sensor 30, and compares the value with target power consumption information (target value) stored in the storage unit 1004 in advance (S502). .
  • the device control apparatus 10 reads the device control order table 400 stored in the storage unit 1004. (S503).
  • the power saving control is activated for the device with the priority order i. (S505).
  • the power saving control referred to here is to turn off the power or change to an operation mode with low power consumption.
  • the device to be controlled is an air conditioner 21 (21a, 21b,...), The cooling set temperature is increased, and if the illumination 22 (22a, 22b,. It is to lower.
  • the internal variable i is incremented (S506), the process returns to the process S502, and the power consumption information acquired from the power sensor 30 is compared with the target power consumption information. If the power consumption still exceeds the target value, power saving control is performed on each power consuming device in order of priority. When the power consumption is reduced by the power saving control in S505 and the power consumption does not exceed the target value (S502: No), the power saving control is terminated.
  • the device control device issues an instruction to reduce the power consumption to some devices. Can be suppressed.
  • the current power consumption and the target power consumption are compared to determine whether to start the power saving control.
  • the target value is divided into a plurality of steps. If the first target value is exceeded, power saving control with a relatively small power saving effect is performed, and if the second target value is exceeded, the power saving effect is relatively low.
  • a method of performing large power saving control is also conceivable. Thereby, since the power saving (power saving) control is performed step by step, the deterioration of the living environment due to the power saving (power saving) control can be suppressed.
  • power saving control is performed when a request is made to activate power saving control from another apparatus.
  • Another device in this case may be a CEMS (Community Energy Management Service) control device or a power company control device.
  • CEMS Common Energy Management Service
  • the device control order table 400 is stored in the storage unit 1004 in advance.
  • the priority order increases in descending order of power consumption.
  • FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing the basic operation of the health management device 40.
  • control unit 4005 When the health management device 40 is turned on, the control unit 4005 performs initialization processing of each function (S701).
  • the control unit 4005 determines the health of the owner of the health management device 40 measured by the acceleration sensor 4012, the pulse sensor 4013, and the temperature sensor 4014.
  • a value related to information is read (S702), and the value is recorded in the storage unit 4007 as a history of sensor values (S703).
  • the past measurement values of each sensor are stored in the storage unit 4007. For example, the measured values for a predetermined period such as the past one month or the past one year are stored. Measurement values that are older than a predetermined period may be discarded.
  • control unit 4005 compares the measurement value read in S702 this time with the measurement value recorded in the past, and confirms whether it matches the past normal pattern (S704). If the deviation from the past normal pattern is larger than the predetermined amount, the fact that the owner of the health care apparatus 40 is in poor physical condition or has a risk of poor physical condition is recorded (S705). If the deviation from the past normal pattern is smaller than the predetermined amount, it is recorded that the owner of the health management device 40 is in good physical condition (S706).
  • the average body temperature is recorded from the past measurement values, and the newly measured value (body temperature data) is the past average body temperature. More than a predetermined value (for example, 1 degree or more), it is regarded as poor physical condition.
  • the past average body temperature may be, for example, the past year average, the past month average, or two or more types of average values.
  • the pulse of the owner of the health management device 40 is measured by the pulse sensor 4013, the average pulse is recorded from the past measurement value, and the newly measured value (pulse data) is more than the past average pulse.
  • a predetermined value for example, 20 times or more
  • it is regarded as poor physical condition.
  • it may rise by exercising (running, etc.) regardless of the physical condition. For example, it is determined whether or not exercise was performed immediately from the measurement value of the acceleration sensor 4012.
  • the detection accuracy of a poor physical condition increases by using the measured values of a plurality of sensors. Note that the above is an example and does not limit the combination of sensors to be used.
  • the acceleration sensor 4012 measures the amount of exercise and posture (walking, running, standing, sitting, etc.) of the owner of the health management device 40, and the time for walking and running is short, and the time for sitting and sleeping is long. If so, consider it to be poor. At this time, if the past normal pattern is changed according to the day of the week, the season, etc., for example, it is possible to make a judgment method such that even if the time of sitting or sleeping on a holiday is slightly longer, it is not considered bad. Detection accuracy can be increased.
  • the user's health information is measured by another measuring device (such as a weight scale, a body fat scale, a sphygmomanometer, a blood pressure test device) having a communication function.
  • another measuring device such as a weight scale, a body fat scale, a sphygmomanometer, a blood pressure test device
  • the health management device 40 acquires the measurement value via the communication unit 4006 and uses it for detection determination of poor physical condition is also conceivable. Thereby, since the kind of health information to measure increases, the detection accuracy of a poor physical condition can be improved.
  • the living environment may deteriorate to some extent.
  • This “deterioration of the living environment” can be tolerated by patience to some extent when the user is healthy, but in the case of poor physical condition, there is a possibility that the physical condition may be further deteriorated. Therefore, it is desirable to perform power saving control so that the living environment of a person with poor physical condition is not deteriorated as much as possible.
  • the power saving control method of the present embodiment performs power saving control of each electrical device from such a viewpoint.
  • FIG. 4B is a diagram illustrating an example of a device control order table (part 2).
  • FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing a control process for each electrical device using the device control order table in the power saving control method according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
  • the health management device 40 detects entering the home (S602).
  • the base station ID of the wireless communication base station connected at home is stored in advance, and the communication unit 4006 uses the wireless communication base station to When the base station ID indicating the transmission base station included in the information matches the home base station ID, it is determined that the user has entered the home.
  • the home location information is stored in advance, and when the current location information detected by the location information detection unit 4011 matches the home location information (or when the difference is smaller than a predetermined value), the home location information is entered. There is a way to judge.
  • the health management device 40 When it is detected that the health management device 40 has entered the home, the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion request to the device control device 10 (S603).
  • the device control apparatus 10 that has received the power saving control exclusion request updates the device control order table 400 (S604).
  • the power saving control exclusion request includes information (living room, kitchen, bedroom, study, child room, etc.) indicating where the health management device 40 that is the transmission source is in the home.
  • This information can be acquired from the base station ID of the radio base station with which the communication unit 4006 communicates and the information detected by the position information detection unit 4011, as in the method of detecting that the user has entered the home.
  • information that the health management device 40 (or the person A who owns the health management device 40, here the health management device 40 is supposed to be carried by the owner) is in “room A” is included.
  • the device control apparatus 10 updates the device control order table 400 of FIG. 4A as shown in FIG. 4B. That is, the priority of power saving control of the devices (the air conditioner 21a, the television 23a, and the lighting 22a) in the room A is lowered.
  • the device in the room A where there is a person with a poor physical condition (possibly) becomes difficult to control the power saving, and the person with poor health condition is affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to the power saving (power saving) control. It can be made difficult to receive.
  • the power saving control exclusion request includes not the position information of the health management device 40 that is the transmission source but information that identifies devices in the vicinity thereof.
  • This information is sent to the device search message by the short-range wireless communication (wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, etc.) of the communication unit 4006 of the health management device 40, and the device that has received the device search message
  • the included response message is transmitted and received by the health management device 40, it can be acquired from the response message.
  • the device control apparatus 10 that has received the information stores the device control order table 400 in FIG. Update like this. That is, the priority of the power saving control of the notified device is lowered.
  • the power saving control exclusion request includes identification information indicating the health management device 40 that is the transmission source or identification information indicating the person A that is the user.
  • the device control apparatus 10 stores in advance devices that are frequently used by the person A (in this example, “air conditioner 21a”, “illumination 22a”, and “television 23a” are stored) to save power.
  • the device control order table 400 in FIG. 4A is updated as shown in FIG. 4B. That is, the priority of the power saving control of the notified device is lowered.
  • the notified person A performs power saving control preferentially from devices other than those frequently used (S606).
  • the air conditioner 21b that is not used by the person A is stopped if it is in operation, but the air conditioner 21a that is often used by the person A can continue normal operation if it is in operation.
  • the priority order of the device control order table 400 is rewritten based on the information included in the power saving control exclusion request.
  • a method of deleting the record, that is, excluding it from the power saving control target is also conceivable.
  • the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion cancellation request to the device control device 10 (S612).
  • the device control apparatus 10 that has received the request to cancel the power saving control exclusion updates the device control order table 400 (S613). That is, the one updated in S604 is returned to the state before the update.
  • the device control apparatus 10 starts a timer (not shown) (S621). Thereafter, the device control apparatus 10 transmits a message for periodically checking the presence to the health management apparatus 40 via the communication unit 1006 (S622), and a response to the message is returned within a predetermined time. If not, the health management device 40 (person A with poor physical condition) is regarded as having gone out of the house, the timer is stopped (S623), and the device control order table 400 is updated (S613). That is, the one updated in S604 is returned to the state before the update.
  • the device control device controls each electrical device in accordance with a request regarding power saving control sent from the health management device.
  • the health management device directly makes a request for power saving control to each electrical device without going through the device control device.
  • FIG. 8 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 9 is a functional configuration diagram of the air conditioner.
  • FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating the operation mode of the air conditioner.
  • the power saving control system includes an air conditioner 21 and a health management device 40 as shown in FIG.
  • the air conditioner 21 and the health management device 40 can wirelessly communicate with each other.
  • the functional configuration of the health management device 40 is the same as in FIG. 3 of the first embodiment.
  • the air conditioner 21 includes a display unit 2101, an input unit 2102, a power supply unit 2103, a storage unit 2104, a control unit 2105, a communication unit 2106, a bus 2107, a motor unit 2108, and an inverter unit 2109, as shown in FIG.
  • the motor unit 2108 is a motor that drives a compressor and a fan.
  • the inverter unit 2109 is an inverter that generates a frequency for motor control.
  • the air conditioner 21 has a power saving operation function.
  • Mode 1 in FIG. 10 is a mode in which the cooling operation is used only during the day by the automatic ON / OFF timer.
  • mode 2 is a mode in which the cooling operation is used for a longer time than mode 1 by the automatic ON / OFF timer. That is, compared with the case where the automatic ON / OFF timer is not used all day without limit, Mode 1 and Mode 2 are power-saving operation modes.
  • Mode 1 is a mode that is more power-saving than Mode 2. It has become.
  • the function of changing the set temperature may be used instead of turning the power ON / OFF by the timer control.
  • this embodiment is not limited to the air conditioner 21 and may be any power consuming device having a wireless communication function and a power saving operation function.
  • FIG. 11 is a flowchart showing a control process for electric appliances in the power saving control method according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
  • the health management device 40 detects a device (in this example, the air conditioner 21) having a power saving operation function at home (S802).
  • a device search message for searching for a device having a power saving operation function by short-range wireless communication (wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, etc.) of the communication unit 4006 of the health management device 40 is provided.
  • the corresponding device that can transmit to the surroundings and receive it transmits a response message including its own device information, and the health management device 40 receives it to detect it.
  • the health management device 40 When the health management device 40 detects a device having a power saving operation function at home (in this example, the air conditioner 21), the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion request to the device having the power saving operation function (S803).
  • the device that has received the power saving control exclusion request updates the power saving operation mode (S804).
  • the operation mode is changed from mode 1 to mode 2.
  • the mode is changed to a normal operation mode (a mode in which the automatic ON / OFF timer is not used).
  • the health management device 40 detects that the physical condition of the person A who is in poor physical condition has recovered, or detects that the person A who is in poor physical condition has gone out, the first The power saving operation mode is updated in the same manner as in the embodiment. That is, the operation mode is changed from mode 2 to mode 1.
  • FIGS. 12A and 12B are configuration diagrams of a power saving control system according to another modification.
  • the health management apparatus 40 determines whether or not the person A is in poor physical condition. As described above, a method of determining whether or not the person A is in poor physical condition outside the health management apparatus 40 and recording the determination result in the health management apparatus 40 is also conceivable.
  • the health management device 40 communicates with the hospital server 200 or the doctor terminal, acquires the health information (electronic medical record 201 and electronic certificate) of the user, as shown in FIG.
  • the apparatus 10 is controlled.
  • the above health information may be transferred to an organization (such as a government office) other than a hospital, stored in a server managed by the institution, and downloaded to the health management apparatus 40 from there.
  • an organization such as a government office
  • the above electronic medical record and electronic certificate may expire automatically and be deleted automatically, or when a doctor diagnoses that the disease has been cured, It may be possible to delete based on the permission. In any case, it is desirable that the user cannot arbitrarily delete it.
  • the health management apparatus 40 determines that the user is in poor health.
  • the subsequent processing is the same as S602 to S606 in FIG.
  • power-saving power-saving
  • It can be made less susceptible to the deterioration of the living environment, and when the medical condition of a person diagnosed with illness is recovered or when the person goes out, the normal power saving (power saving) control method is restored. Therefore, power saving control can be performed efficiently.
  • a program or the like for realizing each function is copied to the program server 300 or the like, and wired or It may be provided via a wireless communication line 60.
  • the user can operate a terminal or the like to download a necessary program or the like from a server or the like and install it in a storage unit such as the terminal.

Abstract

A power saving control system for controlling the power saving for power consuming equipment comprises: power consuming equipment which performs power saving control; a health status acquisition means which acquires information concerning a health status; and an equipment control device which controls each power consuming equipment. When the control means for a health information management device acquires the information concerning a health status and detects on the basis of the information concerning the health status of the user who uses the device that the health status of the user is different from the normal status, the control means issues an instruction to change the power saving operation for the power consuming equipment to the equipment control device. Upon receiving the instruction, the equipment control device changes the power saving operation information (priority for power saving) and issues an instruction to change the power saving control for the power consuming equipment. Thereby, even when power saving control is performed in the power saving control system, the health status of the user is taken into account so that a comfortable usage environment can be created by allowing for both power saving control and the maintenance of the health status of the user.

Description

省電力制御システム、機器制御装置、および、省電力制御方法Power saving control system, device control apparatus, and power saving control method
 本発明は、省電力制御システム、機器制御装置、および、省電力制御方法に係り、特に、省電力制御をおこなっても使用者の健康状態を配慮し、電力消費機器の省電力制御と使用者の健康状態を両立させて快適な使用環境を与えるのに好適な省電力制御システム、機器制御装置、および、省電力制御方法に関する。 The present invention relates to a power saving control system, a device control apparatus, and a power saving control method, and in particular, considers the health state of a user even when power saving control is performed, and the power saving control and user of a power consuming device. The present invention relates to a power saving control system, a device control apparatus, and a power saving control method that are suitable for providing a comfortable use environment while maintaining both health conditions.
 近年、家庭において、消費電力や消費電力量を測定して表示したり、契約アンペア数を超えそうな場合に特定の機器の運転を停止させるといった制御をしたりする機器制御装置が販売されている。 In recent years, device control devices that measure and display power consumption and power consumption at home, and control to stop operation of specific devices when the contracted amperage is exceeded are sold. .
 例えば、特許文献1には、家庭内に複数の電気機器と、当該電気機器の使用状況を検出するセンサ(温度センサ、人感センサ、接触センサ等)とを設け、上記センサにより使用状況を記録し、記録された情報から使用パターンを予測し、この予測パターンに基づいて各電気機器を制御する電力制御システムが開示されている。これにより、例えば、季節や曜日に応じた生活パターンに基づき制御されるので、使用者の利便性を損なわずに省電力(節電)制御をおこなうことができる。 For example, Patent Document 1 includes a plurality of electrical devices in a home and sensors (temperature sensors, human sensors, contact sensors, etc.) that detect the usage status of the electrical devices, and the usage status is recorded by the sensors. A power control system that predicts a usage pattern from recorded information and controls each electrical device based on the prediction pattern is disclosed. Thereby, for example, since it is controlled based on the life pattern according to the season and the day of the week, it is possible to perform power saving (power saving) control without impairing the convenience of the user.
特開2001-54176号公報JP 2001-54176 A
 上記特許文献1に開示された電力制御システムでは、予測パターンを計算してそれに基づいて、各機器の制御をおこなうので、使用者の生活パターンが一定の場合には有効に各機器の省電力運転をおこなうことができる。 In the power control system disclosed in the above-mentioned Patent Document 1, since a prediction pattern is calculated and each device is controlled based on the calculated pattern, the power saving operation of each device is effectively performed when the user's life pattern is constant. Can be done.
 しかしながら、単に、通常の生活パターン情報に基づいて、省電力制御をおこなっただけでは不都合な場合が考えられる。例えば、真夏に消費電力を減らす必要が出てきた場合、通常であれば、家族が多数集まるリビングの冷房機能はOFFにせず、他の部屋(各個人の部屋など)のエアコンの冷房機能をOFFにするようにしていたとする。しかし、家族の中に体調の悪い者(人物A)がいる場合、省電力のために人物Aがいる部屋のエアコンの冷房機能がOFFになってしまうのは、人物A本人にとっても、家族にとっても、必ずしも望ましいものではない。この場合は、省電力よりも、人物Aの体調を回復させるために人物Aの快適さを維持する方が望ましい。すなわち、人物Aがいる部屋のエアコンの冷房機能をOFFせず、他の部屋(人物Aがいないリビングなど)のエアコンの冷房機能をOFFするのが望ましい。 However, there are cases where it is inconvenient to simply perform power saving control based on normal life pattern information. For example, if it is necessary to reduce power consumption in midsummer, the cooling function of the living room where many families gather is normally not turned off, but the cooling function of the air conditioner in other rooms (such as individual rooms) is turned off. Suppose you want to. However, if there is a person who is in poor physical condition (person A) in the family, the cooling function of the air conditioner in the room where person A is turned off to save power is It is not always desirable. In this case, it is more desirable to maintain the comfort of the person A in order to recover the physical condition of the person A than to save power. That is, it is desirable not to turn off the cooling function of the air conditioner in the room where the person A is present, but to turn off the cooling function of the air conditioner in another room (such as a living room where the person A is not present).
 本発明は、上記問題点を解決するためになされたもので、その目的は、電力消費機器の省電力制御をおこなう省電力制御システムであって、省電力制御をおこなっても使用者の健康状態を配慮し、電力消費機器の省電力制御と使用者の健康状態を両立させて快適な使用環境を与えることのできる省電力制御システムを提供することにある。 The present invention has been made to solve the above problems, and its purpose is a power saving control system for performing power saving control of a power consuming device, and even if the power saving control is performed, the health state of the user In view of the above, it is an object of the present invention to provide a power saving control system capable of providing a comfortable use environment by achieving both the power saving control of the power consuming device and the health condition of the user.
 上記課題を解決するために、本発明の省電力制御システムは、通信手段と、省電力制御をおこなう電力消費機器と、制御手段と、通信手段と、健康状態に関する情報を取得する健康状態取得手段と、健康状態を記憶する記憶手段とを有する健康情報管理装置と、制御手段と、通信手段と、電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を記憶する記憶手段とを有する機器制御装置を備えている。 In order to solve the above problems, a power saving control system according to the present invention includes a communication means, a power consuming device that performs power saving control, a control means, a communication means, and a health condition acquisition means for acquiring information related to a health condition. And a health information management apparatus having a storage means for storing the health state, a control means, a communication means, and a device control apparatus having a storage means for storing power saving operation information for the power consuming device.
 そして、健康情報管理装置の制御手段は、健康状態取得手段により、健康状態に関する情報を取得して、記憶手段により記憶された当該装置の使用者の健康状態に関する情報に基づき、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、機器制御装置に対して、電力消費機器の省電力動作実行手段の動作を変更する指示を発行する。 Then, the control means of the health information management device acquires information on the health status by the health status acquisition means, and based on the information on the health status of the user of the device stored by the storage means, the health status of the user Is detected to be different from the normal time, an instruction to change the operation of the power saving operation executing means of the power consuming device is issued to the device control apparatus.
 機器制御装置の制御部は、機器制御装置に対して、電力消費機器の前記省電力動作実行手段の動作を変更する指示を受けたときに、記憶手段に記憶された電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報(省電力の優先順位)を変更し、電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報に基づき、電力消費機器の省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示を発行する。 When the control unit of the device control device receives an instruction to change the operation of the power saving operation execution unit of the power consuming device to the device control device, the power saving operation for the power consuming device stored in the storage unit The information (power saving priority) is changed, and an instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device is issued based on the power saving operation information for the power consuming device.
 このように、本発明の省電力制御システムによれば、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 Thus, according to the power saving control system of the present invention, it is possible to make it difficult for a person with poor health to be affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to power saving (power saving) control.
 本発明によれば、電力消費機器の省電力制御をおこなう省電力制御システムであって、省電力制御をおこなっても使用者の健康状態を配慮し、電力消費機器の省電力制御と使用者の健康状態を両立させて快適な使用環境を与えることのできる省電力制御システムを提供することができる。 According to the present invention, there is provided a power saving control system that performs power saving control of a power consuming device. Even if power saving control is performed, the user's health condition is taken into consideration, and the power saving control of the power consuming device and the user's health are controlled. It is possible to provide a power saving control system capable of providing a comfortable use environment while balancing health conditions.
本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である。1 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to a first embodiment of the present invention. 機器制御装置の機能構成図である。It is a functional block diagram of an apparatus control apparatus. 健康管理装置の機能構成図である。It is a functional lineblock diagram of a health care device. 機器制御順序テーブルの一例を示す図である(その一)。It is a figure which shows an example of an apparatus control order table (the 1). 機器制御順序テーブルの一例を示す図である(その二)。It is a figure which shows an example of an apparatus control order table (the 2). 一般的な省電力制御方法における機器制御順序テーブルを用いた各電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。It is a flowchart which shows the control processing with respect to each electric equipment using the equipment control order table in a general power saving control method. 健康管理装置40の基本動作を示すフローチャートである。4 is a flowchart showing a basic operation of the health management device 40. 本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御方法における機器制御順序テーブルを用いた各電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。It is a flowchart which shows the control processing with respect to each electric equipment using the equipment control order table in the power saving control method which concerns on 1st embodiment of this invention. 本発明の第二の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である。It is a block diagram of the power saving control system which concerns on 2nd embodiment of this invention. エアコンの機能構成図である。It is a functional block diagram of an air conditioner. エアコンの動作モードを説明する図である。It is a figure explaining the operation mode of an air-conditioner. 本発明の第二の実施形態に係る省電力制御方法における電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。It is a flowchart which shows the control processing with respect to the electric equipment in the power saving control method which concerns on 2nd embodiment of this invention. その他の変形例に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である(その一)。It is a block diagram of the power saving control system which concerns on another modification (the 1). その他の変形例に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である(その二)。It is a block diagram of the power saving control system which concerns on another modification (the 2).
 以下、本発明に係る各実施形態を、図1ないし図12Bを用いて説明する。 Hereinafter, each embodiment according to the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 12B.
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 以下、本発明に係る第一の実施形態を、図1ないし図7を用いて説明する。
  先ず、図1ないし図3を用いて本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成について説明する。
  図1は、本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である。
  図2は、機器制御装置の機能構成図である。
  図3は、健康管理装置の機能構成図である。
Embodiment 1
A first embodiment according to the present invention will be described below with reference to FIGS.
First, the configuration of the power saving control system according to the first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3.
FIG. 1 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a functional configuration diagram of the device control apparatus.
FIG. 3 is a functional configuration diagram of the health management apparatus.
 省電力制御システムは、図1に示されるように、機器制御装置10、エアコン21(21a,21b,…)、照明22(22a,22b,…)、テレビ23(23a,23b,…)、電力センサ30(30a,30b,…)、健康管理装置40、ネットワーク50から構成される。 As shown in FIG. 1, the power saving control system includes a device control apparatus 10, an air conditioner 21 (21a, 21b,...), An illumination 22 (22a, 22b,...), A television 23 (23a, 23b,. It comprises a sensor 30 (30a, 30b,...), A health management device 40, and a network 50.
 電力センサ30は、エアコン21、照明22、テレビ23といった各電力消費機器の消費電力(瞬時値または所定時間の積算値)を計測し、計測値を保持する。また、ネットワーク50を介して、機器制御装置10と通信する。 The power sensor 30 measures the power consumption (instantaneous value or integrated value for a predetermined time) of each power consuming device such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23, and holds the measured value. In addition, it communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50.
 エアコン21は、冷房、暖房、送風などの空調制御をおこなう空調機器であり、ネットワーク50を介して、機器制御装置10と通信する。さらに、機器制御装置10からの指示により、電源をONからOFFに切り替えたり、冷暖房の設定温度を緩めたりといった省電力動作をおこなう。 The air conditioner 21 is an air conditioning device that performs air conditioning control such as cooling, heating, and air blowing, and communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation is performed such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF or relaxing the set temperature of the air conditioning.
 照明22は、家庭内の各部屋の天井に設置されたり、卓上に設置されたりする蛍光灯やLED電球などの各種の照明器具であり、ネットワーク50を介して、機器制御装置10と通信する。さらに、機器制御装置10からの指示により、電源をONからOFFに切り替えたり、明るさを緩めたりといった省電力動作をおこなう。 The lighting 22 is a variety of lighting fixtures such as fluorescent lamps and LED bulbs that are installed on the ceiling of each room in the home or installed on a table, and communicates with the device control apparatus 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation such as switching the power source from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness is performed.
 テレビ23は、地上波放送やBS放送を受信して、LCD(Liquid Crystal Display)などの表示装置に表示する受像機であり、ネットワーク50を介して、機器制御装置10と通信する。さらに、機器制御装置10からの指示により、電源をONからOFFに切り替えたり、画面の明るさを緩めたりといった省電力動作をおこなう。 The television 23 is a receiver that receives terrestrial broadcasts and BS broadcasts and displays them on a display device such as an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), and communicates with the device control device 10 via the network 50. Further, in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10, a power saving operation such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF or reducing the brightness of the screen is performed.
 なお、図示しないが、エアコン21、照明22、テレビ23以外にも、複数の電気機器がネットワーク50に接続され、機器制御装置10と通信するようになっていてもよい。その場合、各電気機器は、機器制御装置10からの指示により、電源をONからOFFに切り替える等の省電力動作をおこなう。 Although not shown, a plurality of electrical devices other than the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23 may be connected to the network 50 and communicate with the device control apparatus 10. In this case, each electric device performs a power saving operation such as switching the power supply from ON to OFF in accordance with an instruction from the device control apparatus 10.
 機器制御装置10は、ネットワーク50を介して、電力センサ30の測定結果を集計し、合計の消費電力が所定の目標値を超えそうな場合、あるいは、超えた場合に、ネットワーク50を介して、エアコン21、照明22、テレビ23といった電力消費機器に対して、消費電力を低減する指示を出す(省電力制御をおこなう)。省電力制御の方法については後述する。 The device control apparatus 10 aggregates the measurement results of the power sensor 30 via the network 50, and when the total power consumption is likely to exceed a predetermined target value or exceeds the predetermined target value, An instruction to reduce power consumption is issued to power consumption devices such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23 (power saving control is performed). A method of power saving control will be described later.
 健康管理装置40は、備え付けられた各種センサ等により、使用者の健康状態に関する情報を収集し、記録する。この健康管理装置40は、使用者の健康状態に関する情報を収集しやすいように、例えば、リストバンド型や、歩数計のように腰付近に装着する形態をしている。また、無線通信により、機器制御装置10と通信をおこなう。 The health management device 40 collects and records information on the health status of the user by using various sensors and the like provided. The health management device 40 is configured to be worn near the waist, for example, as a wristband type or a pedometer so as to easily collect information on the health condition of the user. Moreover, it communicates with the apparatus control apparatus 10 by wireless communication.
 なお、本実施形態では、機器制御装置10自体が単体として存在する形態を示しているが、機器制御装置10が単体として存在せず、エアコン21、照明22、テレビ23等の電力消費機器のいずれかが、機器制御装置10の機能を内包した構成であってもよい。 In this embodiment, the device control apparatus 10 itself is shown as a single unit. However, the device control apparatus 10 does not exist as a single unit, and any of the power consuming devices such as the air conditioner 21, the illumination 22, and the television 23 is used. However, the structure which included the function of the apparatus control apparatus 10 may be sufficient.
 次に、図2を用いて機器制御装置の機能構成について説明する。 Next, the functional configuration of the device control apparatus will be described with reference to FIG.
 機器制御装置10は、図2に示されるように、表示部1001、入力部1002、電源供給部1003、記憶部1004、制御部1005、通信部1006、バス1007を備える。 The device control apparatus 10 includes a display unit 1001, an input unit 1002, a power supply unit 1003, a storage unit 1004, a control unit 1005, a communication unit 1006, and a bus 1007, as shown in FIG.
 表示部1001は、液晶ディスプレイ、有機EL(Electro-Luminescence)ディスプレイ、電子ペーパー等のパネル、および、ドライバ回路等から構成され、制御部1005の制御下にて任意の情報(例えば、文字、静止画、動画等)を表示する。なお、表示部1001は、それぞれ異なる情報を表示可能な複数のパネルを有していてもよいし、機器制御装置10と別体の装置であってもよい。 The display unit 1001 includes a liquid crystal display, an organic EL (Electro-Luminescence) display, a panel such as electronic paper, a driver circuit, and the like. Under the control of the control unit 1005, arbitrary information (for example, characters, still images) , Video, etc.). Note that the display unit 1001 may include a plurality of panels that can display different information, or may be a separate device from the device control apparatus 10.
 入力部1002は、キーボード、マウス、カーソルキー、テンキー等の一または複数を備え、ユーザの操作を受け付け、当該操作に基づいた入力信号を制御部1005に入力する。なお、音声認識、画像認識、またはジェスチャ認識等によって入力信号を生成し、制御部1005に入力するようにしてもよい。なお、タッチパネルのように、表示部1001と入力部1002とが一体となった構成であってもよいし、機器制御装置10と別体の装置であってもよい。 The input unit 1002 includes one or more of a keyboard, a mouse, a cursor key, a numeric keypad, and the like, receives a user operation, and inputs an input signal based on the operation to the control unit 1005. Note that an input signal may be generated by voice recognition, image recognition, gesture recognition, or the like and input to the control unit 1005. In addition, the structure which the display part 1001 and the input part 1002 united may be sufficient like a touch panel, and the apparatus separate from the apparatus control apparatus 10 may be sufficient.
 電源供給部1003は、バッテリ、ACアダプタ、充電回路等から構成され、機器制御装置10の各部への電源供給や、バッテリへの充電をおこなう。また、この電源供給部1003は、機器制御装置10がバッテリ駆動されているか、ACアダプタ駆動されているかといった状態確認や、バッテリの残量確認をおこなう。 The power supply unit 1003 includes a battery, an AC adapter, a charging circuit, and the like, and supplies power to each unit of the device control apparatus 10 and charges the battery. In addition, the power supply unit 1003 performs a status check such as whether the device control apparatus 10 is driven by a battery or an AC adapter, and checks the remaining battery level.
 記憶部1004は、機器制御装置10に内蔵されるメモリ、または取り外し可能な外部メモリ等から構成され、各種の情報を記憶する。例えば、制御部1005が実行する動作制御用プログラムを記憶する。 The storage unit 1004 includes a memory built in the device control apparatus 10 or a removable external memory, and stores various types of information. For example, an operation control program executed by the control unit 1005 is stored.
 制御部1005は、CPU(Central Processiong Unit)、MPU(Micro Processiong Unit)、DSP(Digital Signal Processor)等から構成され、所定の動作制御用プログラムを実行するなどして、機器制御装置10全体の動作を制御する。 The control unit 1005 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit), an MPU (Micro Processing Unit), a DSP (Digital Signal Processor), and the like. The control unit 1005 executes a predetermined operation control program and the like. To control.
 通信部1006は、無線LAN、Bluetooth(登録商標)、赤外線通信、ICタグ機能、TransferJET(登録商標)、LTE、HSPA(High Speed Packet Access)、EV-DO(Evolution Data Only)、WiMAX等の無線通信機能、または、Ethernet(登録商標)等の有線通信機能を備え、各種の情報を送受信する。ここで、無線通信機能は、アンテナ、変復調回路等を含み、有線通信機能は、コネクタ、変復調回路等を含む。情報の送受信は、ネットワーク50を介しておこなってもよいし、ネットワーク50を介さずに機器間で直接おこなってもよい。また、通信部1006は、複数の通信方式に対応するよう構成されてもよい。 The communication unit 1006 is a wireless LAN, Bluetooth (registered trademark), infrared communication, IC tag function, TransferJET (registered trademark), LTE, HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), EV-DO (Evolution Data Only), WiMAX, or the like. A communication function or a wired communication function such as Ethernet (registered trademark) is provided, and various types of information are transmitted and received. Here, the wireless communication function includes an antenna, a modem circuit, and the like, and the wired communication function includes a connector, a modem circuit, and the like. The transmission / reception of information may be performed via the network 50 or may be directly performed between devices without using the network 50. The communication unit 1006 may be configured to support a plurality of communication methods.
 次に、図3を用いて健康管理装置の機能構成について説明する。 Next, the functional configuration of the health management device will be described with reference to FIG.
 健康管理装置40は、図3に示されるように、表示部4001、入力部4002、電源供給部4003、記憶部4004、制御部4005、通信部4006、認証部4007、カメラ部4008、音声入力部4009、音声出力部4010、位置情報検出部4011、加速度センサ4012、脈拍センサ4013、温度センサ4014、バス4015を備える。 As shown in FIG. 3, the health management device 40 includes a display unit 4001, an input unit 4002, a power supply unit 4003, a storage unit 4004, a control unit 4005, a communication unit 4006, an authentication unit 4007, a camera unit 4008, and a voice input unit. 4009, an audio output unit 4010, a position information detection unit 4011, an acceleration sensor 4012, a pulse sensor 4013, a temperature sensor 4014, and a bus 4015.
 表示部4001は、液晶ディスプレイ、有機ELディスプレイ、電子ペーパー等のパネル、および、ドライバ回路等から構成され、制御部4005の制御下にて任意の情報(例えば、文字、静止画、動画等)を表示する。なお、表示部4001は、それぞれ異なる情報を表示可能な複数のパネルを有していてもよいし、健康管理装置40と別体の装置であってもよい。 The display unit 4001 includes a panel such as a liquid crystal display, an organic EL display, and electronic paper, a driver circuit, and the like. Under the control of the control unit 4005, arbitrary information (for example, characters, still images, moving images, etc.) is displayed. indicate. The display unit 4001 may include a plurality of panels that can display different information, or may be a separate device from the health management device 40.
 入力部4002は、キーボード、マウス、カーソルキー、テンキー等の一または複数を備え、ユーザの操作を受け付け、当該操作に基づいた入力信号を制御部4005に入力する。なお、音声認識、画像認識、またはジェスチャ認識等によって入力信号を生成し、制御部4005に入力するようにしてもよい。なお、タッチパネルのように、表示部4001と入力部4002とが一体となった構成であってもよいし、健康管理装置40と別体の装置であってもよい。 The input unit 4002 includes one or more of a keyboard, a mouse, a cursor key, a numeric keypad, and the like, receives a user operation, and inputs an input signal based on the operation to the control unit 4005. Note that an input signal may be generated by voice recognition, image recognition, gesture recognition, or the like and input to the control unit 4005. The display unit 4001 and the input unit 4002 may be integrated as in the case of a touch panel, or may be a separate device from the health management device 40.
 電源供給部4003は、バッテリ、ACアダプタ、充電回路等から構成され、健康管理装置40の各部への電源供給や、バッテリへの充電をおこなう。また、この電力供給部4003は、健康管理装置40がバッテリ駆動されているか、ACアダプタ駆動されているかといった状態確認や、バッテリの残量確認をおこなう。 The power supply unit 4003 includes a battery, an AC adapter, a charging circuit, and the like, and supplies power to each unit of the health management device 40 and charges the battery. In addition, the power supply unit 4003 checks the state of whether the health management device 40 is driven by a battery or an AC adapter, and checks the remaining battery level.
 記憶部4004は、健康管理装置40に内蔵されるメモリ、または取り外し可能な外部メモリ等から構成され、各種の情報を記憶する。例えば、制御部4005が実行する動作制御用プログラムを記憶する。 The storage unit 4004 includes a memory built in the health management device 40 or a removable external memory, and stores various types of information. For example, an operation control program executed by the control unit 4005 is stored.
 制御部4005は、CPU、MPU、DSP等から構成され、所定の動作制御用プログラムを実行するなどして、健康管理装置40全体の動作を制御する。 The control unit 4005 includes a CPU, MPU, DSP, and the like, and controls the overall operation of the health management apparatus 40 by executing a predetermined operation control program.
 通信部4006は、無線LAN、Bluetooth、赤外線通信、ICタグ機能、TransferJET、LTE、HSPA、EV-DO、WiMAX等の無線通信機能、または、Ethernet等の有線通信機能を備え、各種の情報を送受信する。ここで、無線通信機能は、アンテナ、変復調回路等を含み、有線通信機能は、コネクタ、変復調回路等を含む。情報の送受信は、ネットワーク50を介しておこなってもよいし、ネットワーク50を介さずに機器間で直接おこなってもよい。通信部4006は、複数の通信方式に対応するよう構成されてもよい。 The communication unit 4006 has wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, IC tag function, wireless communication function such as Transfer JET, LTE, HSPA, EV-DO, WiMAX, or wired communication function such as Ethernet, and transmits and receives various types of information. To do. Here, the wireless communication function includes an antenna, a modem circuit, and the like, and the wired communication function includes a connector, a modem circuit, and the like. The transmission / reception of information may be performed via the network 50 or may be directly performed between devices without using the network 50. The communication unit 4006 may be configured to support a plurality of communication methods.
 認証部4007は、パスワード認証、指紋認証、指静脈認証、筆跡認証、顔認証、声紋認証、及び虹彩認証等の認証方式により、正規のユーザか否かを認証する。認証部4007は、認証方式に応じて、ユーザが認証用に入力した情報(パスワード、指紋データ、指静脈データ、筆跡データ、顔画像データ、声紋データ、または虹彩データ等)を取り込む機能を備える。認証方式によっては、入力部4002、カメラ4008、音声入力部4009から認証情報を入力できるようにしてもよい。また、認証部4007は、正規ユーザの認証情報を事前に記憶しておくために、記憶部4004とは別に、耐タンパ性の高い記憶領域を持つことが望ましい。 The authentication unit 4007 authenticates whether the user is a legitimate user by an authentication method such as password authentication, fingerprint authentication, finger vein authentication, handwriting authentication, face authentication, voiceprint authentication, and iris authentication. The authentication unit 4007 has a function of capturing information (password, fingerprint data, finger vein data, handwriting data, face image data, voiceprint data, iris data, or the like) input by the user for authentication according to the authentication method. Depending on the authentication method, authentication information may be input from the input unit 4002, the camera 4008, and the voice input unit 4009. The authentication unit 4007 preferably has a storage area with high tamper resistance separately from the storage unit 4004 in order to store authentication information of authorized users in advance.
 カメラ部4008は、レンズ等の光学式部品を含む撮像デバイスと画像処理デバイス等を備えている。カメラ部4008は、制御部4005の制御の下、撮像をおこない、静止画や動画等の画像データを取得する。 The camera unit 4008 includes an imaging device including an optical component such as a lens, an image processing device, and the like. The camera unit 4008 captures images under the control of the control unit 4005 and acquires image data such as still images and moving images.
 音声入力部4009は、マイク等を備え、通話時等に、音声信号を収集し、通信部4006に供給する。 The voice input unit 4009 includes a microphone or the like, collects voice signals during a call, and supplies the collected voice signals to the communication unit 4006.
 音声出力部4010は、スピーカ、イヤホンジャック、DAC(Digital Analog Converter)等を備え、例えば、通信部4006から受信した音声信号にDA変換を施し、スピーカにより放音する。 The audio output unit 4010 includes a speaker, an earphone jack, a DAC (Digital Analog Converter), and the like. For example, the audio output unit 4010 performs DA conversion on the audio signal received from the communication unit 4006 and emits sound through the speaker.
 位置情報検出部4011は、GPS(Global Positioning System)、IMES(Indoor Messaging System)、または無線LAN等により、健康管理装置40の現在位置を示す情報を取得する。 The location information detection unit 4011 acquires information indicating the current location of the health management device 40 by GPS (Global Positioning System), IMES (Indoor Messaging System), wireless LAN, or the like.
 加速度センサ4012は、健康管理装置40の加速度に関する情報を取得する。健康管理装置40は、取得した加速度情報から、健康管理装置40を所有する人物の状態(運動量、姿勢等)を検出することができる。 The acceleration sensor 4012 acquires information related to the acceleration of the health management device 40. The health management device 40 can detect the state (exercise amount, posture, etc.) of the person who owns the health management device 40 from the acquired acceleration information.
 脈拍センサ4013は、LED(Light Emitting Diode)や赤外線センサから構成され、健康管理装置40を所有する人物の脈拍数を測定することができる。 The pulse sensor 4013 is composed of an LED (Light Emitting Diode) or an infrared sensor, and can measure the pulse rate of the person who owns the health management device 40.
 温度センサ4014は、健康管理装置40を所有する人物の体温や周辺気温を測定することができる。 The temperature sensor 4014 can measure the body temperature and ambient temperature of the person who owns the health management device 40.
 次に、図4Aおよび図5を用いて機器制御装置10の一般的な省電力制御方法の一例を説明する。
  図4Aは、機器制御順序テーブルの一例を示す図である(その一)。
  図5は、一般的な省電力制御方法における機器制御順序テーブルを用いた各電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。
Next, an example of a general power saving control method of the device control apparatus 10 will be described with reference to FIGS. 4A and 5.
FIG. 4A is a diagram illustrating an example of a device control order table (part 1).
FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a control process for each electrical device using a device control order table in a general power saving control method.
 機器制御装置10は、図4Aに示されるような機器制御順序テーブル400を、予め記憶部1004に格納しておく。機器制御順序テーブル400は、優先順位401、制御機器402、設置場所403などの各フィールドを含むテーブルである。 The device control apparatus 10 stores a device control order table 400 as shown in FIG. 4A in the storage unit 1004 in advance. The device control order table 400 is a table including fields such as a priority 401, a control device 402, and an installation location 403.
 優先順位の意味は、優先順位が高い電気機器ほど省電力制御を優先しておこなうということである。優先順位の決め方は、任意であるが、例えば、電力容量の大きい機器の優先順位を高くしたり、普段、人があまり集まらない部屋にある機器の優先順位を高くするといった方法がある。 The meaning of priority means that power saving control is prioritized for electrical devices with higher priority. The method of determining the priority order is arbitrary. For example, there is a method of increasing the priority order of a device having a large power capacity, or increasing the priority order of a device in a room that usually does not attract many people.
 機器制御装置10は、通常時は省電力制御をおこなう機器の優先順位を示す内部変数iを1に設定しておく(S501)。そして、定期的に電力センサ30と通信をおこない、電力センサ30から消費電力情報を取得し、その値と、予め記憶部1004に記憶した目標消費電力情報(目標値)とを比較する(S502)。 The device control apparatus 10 sets an internal variable i indicating the priority order of devices that perform power saving control to 1 in normal times (S501). Then, it periodically communicates with the power sensor 30, acquires power consumption information from the power sensor 30, and compares the value with target power consumption information (target value) stored in the storage unit 1004 in advance (S502). .
 S502において、電力センサ30から取得した消費電力情報の方が大きくない判断された場合(S502:No)、処理を終了する。 In S502, when it is determined that the power consumption information acquired from the power sensor 30 is not larger (S502: No), the process ends.
 一方、S502において、電力センサ30から取得した消費電力情報の方が大きいと判断された場合(S502:Yes)、機器制御装置10は、記憶部1004に格納されたいる機器制御順序テーブル400を読み出す(S503)。 On the other hand, when it is determined in S502 that the power consumption information acquired from the power sensor 30 is larger (S502: Yes), the device control apparatus 10 reads the device control order table 400 stored in the storage unit 1004. (S503).
 機器制御順序テーブル400の優先順位iの機器が起動中か否かを確認し(S504)、起動中であれば(S504:Yes)、優先順位iの機器に対して、省電力制御を起動する(S505)。ここでいう省電力制御とは、電源をOFFにしたり、消費電力が小さい動作モードに変更したりすることである。より具体的な例としては、制御対象となる機器がエアコン21(21a,21b,…)であれば、冷房の設定温度を高くしたり、照明22(22a,22b,…)であれば照度を下げたりすることである。 It is checked whether or not the device with the priority order i in the device control order table 400 is activated (S504). If it is activated (S504: Yes), the power saving control is activated for the device with the priority order i. (S505). The power saving control referred to here is to turn off the power or change to an operation mode with low power consumption. As a more specific example, if the device to be controlled is an air conditioner 21 (21a, 21b,...), The cooling set temperature is increased, and if the illumination 22 (22a, 22b,. It is to lower.
 そして、内部変数iをインクリメントし(S506)、処理S502に戻り、電力センサ30から取得して消費電力情報と目標消費電力情報とを比較する。まだ、消費電力が目標値を超えている場合は、優先順位の順に、各電力消費機器に対して省電力制御をおこなっていく。S505での省電力制御によって消費電力が下がり、消費電力が目標値を超えなくなった場合(S502:No)、省電力制御は終了となる。 Then, the internal variable i is incremented (S506), the process returns to the process S502, and the power consumption information acquired from the power sensor 30 is compared with the target power consumption information. If the power consumption still exceeds the target value, power saving control is performed on each power consuming device in order of priority. When the power consumption is reduced by the power saving control in S505 and the power consumption does not exceed the target value (S502: No), the power saving control is terminated.
 一方、S504において、優先順位iの機器が起動中でなければ(S504:No)、内部変数iをインクリメントし(S506)、処理S502に戻る。 On the other hand, if the device with the priority order i is not activated in S504 (S504: No), the internal variable i is incremented (S506), and the process returns to S502.
 以上のようにして、家庭内の全体の消費電力が一時的に増加した時に、機器制御装置から、一部の機器に消費電力を低減するよう指示を出すことで、家庭内の全体の消費電力のピークを抑制することができる。 As described above, when the overall power consumption in the home temporarily increases, the device control device issues an instruction to reduce the power consumption to some devices. Can be suppressed.
 なお、上記ではS502において、現在の消費電力と目標消費電力とを比較して、省電力制御を起動するか否かを判定すると説明したが、他の例として、目標値を複数ステップに分けて用意し、一つ目の目標値を超えた場合には、相対的に省電力効果が小さい省電力制御をおこない、二つ目の目標値を超えた場合には、相対的に省電力効果が大きい省電力制御をおこなうという方法も考えられる。これにより、段階的に省電力(節電)制御をおこなうため、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境悪化を抑制することができる。 In the above description, in S502, the current power consumption and the target power consumption are compared to determine whether to start the power saving control. However, as another example, the target value is divided into a plurality of steps. If the first target value is exceeded, power saving control with a relatively small power saving effect is performed, and if the second target value is exceeded, the power saving effect is relatively low. A method of performing large power saving control is also conceivable. Thereby, since the power saving (power saving) control is performed step by step, the deterioration of the living environment due to the power saving (power saving) control can be suppressed.
 さらに他の例として、機器制御装置10の内部で省電力制御を起動するか否かを判定するのではなく、別の装置から省電力制御を起動するよう要求された場合に、省電力制御をおこなうという方法も考えられる。この場合の別の装置とは、CEMS(Community Energy Management Service)制御装置や電力会社の制御装置などが考えられる。 As yet another example, instead of determining whether to activate power saving control within the device control apparatus 10, power saving control is performed when a request is made to activate power saving control from another apparatus. A method of doing it is also conceivable. Another device in this case may be a CEMS (Community Energy Management Service) control device or a power company control device.
 また、上記の例では、機器制御順序テーブル400を、予め記憶部1004に格納しておくと説明したが、宅内の消費電力状況をリアルタイムに監視する中で、消費電力の大きい順に優先順位が高くなるように、機器制御順序テーブル400を作成する方法もある。 In the above example, it has been described that the device control order table 400 is stored in the storage unit 1004 in advance. However, in the real-time monitoring of the power consumption state in the house, the priority order increases in descending order of power consumption. There is also a method of creating the device control order table 400.
 なお、以降の説明では、機器制御装置10の内部で省電力制御を起動する必要ありと判定した場合と、外部装置から省電力制御を起動するよう要求された場合とを包含して、便宜的に、「省電力動作の起動トリガを検出した場合」と記述することとする。 In the following description, the case where it is determined that it is necessary to start the power saving control inside the device control apparatus 10 and the case where the external device requests to start the power saving control are included for convenience. Is described as “when a power-saving operation activation trigger is detected”.
 次に、図6を用いて健康管理装置40の基本動作を説明する。
  図6は、健康管理装置40の基本動作を示すフローチャートである。
Next, the basic operation of the health management device 40 will be described with reference to FIG.
FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing the basic operation of the health management device 40.
 健康管理装置40の電源がONされると、制御部4005は各機能の初期化処理をおこなう(S701)。 When the health management device 40 is turned on, the control unit 4005 performs initialization processing of each function (S701).
 初期化処理が終了し、健康管理装置40が備える各機能が動作可能になったら、制御部4005は、加速度センサ4012、脈拍センサ4013、温度センサ4014が測定した健康管理装置40の所有者の健康情報に関する値を読み出し(S702)、その値をセンサ値の履歴として記憶部4007に記録する(S703)。これにより、記憶部4007には、各センサの過去の測定値が保存される。例えば、過去1カ月分とか、過去1年分というように所定の期間の測定値を保存する。所定の期間よりも古くなった測定値については破棄してよい。また、別の方法として、ある程度測定値が蓄えられた時点で、それらに対して統計処理を施し、処理後の測定値を破棄するという方法もある。例えば、1分毎に測定し、1時間毎の平均値や分散値を算出したら、それらだけを保存し、1分毎の測定値は破棄する。これにより、記憶部4007の容量を節約して使用することができる。 When the initialization process is completed and each function of the health management device 40 becomes operable, the control unit 4005 determines the health of the owner of the health management device 40 measured by the acceleration sensor 4012, the pulse sensor 4013, and the temperature sensor 4014. A value related to information is read (S702), and the value is recorded in the storage unit 4007 as a history of sensor values (S703). As a result, the past measurement values of each sensor are stored in the storage unit 4007. For example, the measured values for a predetermined period such as the past one month or the past one year are stored. Measurement values that are older than a predetermined period may be discarded. As another method, there is a method in which, when measured values are stored to some extent, statistical processing is performed on the measured values, and the processed measured values are discarded. For example, measurement is performed every minute, and if an average value or dispersion value every hour is calculated, only those are stored, and the measurement value every minute is discarded. Thereby, the capacity of the storage unit 4007 can be saved and used.
 次に、制御部4005は、今回S702で読み出した測定値と、過去に記録していた測定値とを比較し、過去の通常時のパターンと一致するかを確認する(S704)。過去の通常パターンとの乖離が所定量より大きければ、健康管理装置40の所有者が体調不良である、あるいは、体調不良の恐れがあるとして、その旨を記録する(S705)。過去の通常パターンとの乖離が所定量より小さければ、健康管理装置40の所有者が体調良好であるとして、その旨を記録する(S706)。 Next, the control unit 4005 compares the measurement value read in S702 this time with the measurement value recorded in the past, and confirms whether it matches the past normal pattern (S704). If the deviation from the past normal pattern is larger than the predetermined amount, the fact that the owner of the health care apparatus 40 is in poor physical condition or has a risk of poor physical condition is recorded (S705). If the deviation from the past normal pattern is smaller than the predetermined amount, it is recorded that the owner of the health management device 40 is in good physical condition (S706).
 具体例としては、温度センサ4014により健康管理装置40の所有者の体温を測定する場合、過去の測定値から平均体温を記録しておき、新たに測定した値(体温データ)が過去の平均体温よりも所定値以上(例えば、1度以上)乖離した場合、体調不良と見なすようにする。過去の平均体温は、例えば、過去1年平均でもよいし、過去1月平均でもよいし、2種類以上の平均値を使用してもよい。 As a specific example, when the body temperature of the owner of the health care device 40 is measured by the temperature sensor 4014, the average body temperature is recorded from the past measurement values, and the newly measured value (body temperature data) is the past average body temperature. More than a predetermined value (for example, 1 degree or more), it is regarded as poor physical condition. The past average body temperature may be, for example, the past year average, the past month average, or two or more types of average values.
 最新の測定値一つで判断すると、測定値誤差や誤測定(温度センサが人体以外に触れて、体温以外を測定してしまった場合など)の可能性が高まるので、直近の複数の測定値を使用して判断してもよい。これにより、測定値誤差や誤測定の影響を抑制することができる。 Judging by the latest measurement value increases the possibility of measurement value error or erroneous measurement (such as when the temperature sensor touches other than the human body and measures other than body temperature), so multiple recent measurement values You may judge using Thereby, the influence of a measurement value error or erroneous measurement can be suppressed.
 脈拍センサ4013により健康管理装置40の所有者の脈拍を測定する場合も同様に、過去の測定値から平均脈拍を記録しておき、新たに測定した値(脈拍データ)が過去の平均脈拍よりも所定値以上(例えば、20回以上)乖離した場合、体調不良と見なすようにする。ただし、脈拍の場合は、体調とは関係なく、運動(走るなど)することで上昇することもあるので、例えば、加速度センサ4012の測定値から直前に運動したか否かを判断し、特に運動していないのに、脈拍が所定値以上に上昇した場合のみ、体調不良と見なすという方法もある。このように、複数のセンサの測定値を利用することで、体調不良の検出精度が高まる。なお、上記は一例であり、使用するセンサの組み合わせ方を限定するものではない。 Similarly, when the pulse of the owner of the health management device 40 is measured by the pulse sensor 4013, the average pulse is recorded from the past measurement value, and the newly measured value (pulse data) is more than the past average pulse. When the difference is greater than or equal to a predetermined value (for example, 20 times or more), it is regarded as poor physical condition. However, in the case of a pulse, it may rise by exercising (running, etc.) regardless of the physical condition. For example, it is determined whether or not exercise was performed immediately from the measurement value of the acceleration sensor 4012. However, there is a method in which it is regarded as poor physical condition only when the pulse rises above a predetermined value. Thus, the detection accuracy of a poor physical condition increases by using the measured values of a plurality of sensors. Note that the above is an example and does not limit the combination of sensors to be used.
 また別の例として、脈拍の場合、正常時でも1日の中で変動がある(睡眠中、起床直後、日中の活動中などで違う)ので、正常時の1日の変動パターンと、本日のその時点までの変動パターンを比較して、体調不良か否かを判定する方法も考えられる。これにより、体調不良の検出精度を高めることができる。 As another example, in the case of a pulse, there are fluctuations during the day even during normal times (differing during sleep, immediately after getting up, during daytime activities, etc.) It is also conceivable to determine whether or not the patient is in poor physical condition by comparing fluctuation patterns up to that point. Thereby, the detection accuracy of a poor physical condition can be improved.
 また別の例として、加速度センサ4012により健康管理装置40の所有者の運動量や姿勢(歩く、走る、立つ、座るなど)を測定し、歩く、走るといった時間が短く、座る、寝るといった時間が長い場合に体調不良と見なすようにする。この際、過去の通常パターンを、曜日や季節などに応じて変えるようにすると、例えば、休日であれば座る、寝るといった時間が多少長めでも体調不良と見なさないといった判定方法も可能となり、体調不良の検出精度を高めることができる。 As another example, the acceleration sensor 4012 measures the amount of exercise and posture (walking, running, standing, sitting, etc.) of the owner of the health management device 40, and the time for walking and running is short, and the time for sitting and sleeping is long. If so, consider it to be poor. At this time, if the past normal pattern is changed according to the day of the week, the season, etc., for example, it is possible to make a judgment method such that even if the time of sitting or sleeping on a holiday is slightly longer, it is not considered bad. Detection accuracy can be increased.
 なお、健康管理装置40が備えるセンサで測定した値以外に、通信機能を備えた別の測定装置(体重計、体脂肪計、血圧計、血圧検査装置など)にて使用者の健康情報を測定し、健康管理装置40が通信部4006を介してその測定値を取得し、体調不良の検出判定に使用する方法も考えられる。これにより、測定する健康情報の種類が増えるので、体調不良の検出精度を高めることができる。 In addition to the value measured by the sensor provided in the health management device 40, the user's health information is measured by another measuring device (such as a weight scale, a body fat scale, a sphygmomanometer, a blood pressure test device) having a communication function. In addition, a method in which the health management device 40 acquires the measurement value via the communication unit 4006 and uses it for detection determination of poor physical condition is also conceivable. Thereby, since the kind of health information to measure increases, the detection accuracy of a poor physical condition can be improved.
 S705、S706において、判定結果を記録したら、終了操作があったか否かを確認し(S707)、終了操作がおこなわれていなければ(S707:No)、S702に戻る。すなわち、継続的に使用者の健康情報を取得し、体調不良であるか否か監視する。終了操作がおこなわれていれば(S707:Yes)、健康管理装置40は、機能を停止する。 When the determination result is recorded in S705 and S706, it is confirmed whether or not an end operation has been performed (S707). If no end operation has been performed (S707: No), the process returns to S702. That is, the health information of the user is continuously acquired, and it is monitored whether or not the patient is in poor health. If the end operation has been performed (S707: Yes), the health management device 40 stops its function.
 上記の機器制御装置10の省電力制御方法では、一般的な省電力制御方法について説明した。 In the power saving control method of the device control apparatus 10 described above, a general power saving control method has been described.
 しかしながら、上記のような一般的な省電力制御をおこなった場合、多少なりとも生活環境の悪化が発生し得る。この「生活環境の悪化」は、ユーザが健康な時には多少我慢することで耐えられるが、体調不良の場合には、さらなら体調悪化につながる恐れもある。よって、体調不良の人物の生活環境ができる限り悪化させないような省電力制御が望ましい。一方で、家庭内で皆が体調良好である場合は、従来の一般的な省電力制御に従って、効率的に省電力できることが望ましい。 However, when the general power saving control as described above is performed, the living environment may deteriorate to some extent. This “deterioration of the living environment” can be tolerated by patience to some extent when the user is healthy, but in the case of poor physical condition, there is a possibility that the physical condition may be further deteriorated. Therefore, it is desirable to perform power saving control so that the living environment of a person with poor physical condition is not deteriorated as much as possible. On the other hand, when everyone is in good health at home, it is desirable that power can be efficiently saved according to conventional general power saving control.
 本実施形態の省電力制御方法は、そのような観点から各電気機器の省電力制御をおこなうものてある。 The power saving control method of the present embodiment performs power saving control of each electrical device from such a viewpoint.
 以下、図4Bおよび図7を用いて本発明の第一の実施形態に係る機器制御装置10の省電力制御方法を説明する。
  図4Bは、機器制御順序テーブルの一例を示す図である(その二)。
  図7は、本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御方法における機器制御順序テーブルを用いた各電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。
Hereinafter, the power saving control method of the device control apparatus 10 according to the first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 4B and 7.
FIG. 4B is a diagram illustrating an example of a device control order table (part 2).
FIG. 7 is a flowchart showing a control process for each electrical device using the device control order table in the power saving control method according to the first embodiment of the present invention.
 先ず、健康管理装置40の基本動作の所で説明したように、人物Aが普段から携帯している健康管理装置40が、人物Aの体調不良を検出した場合、その旨を記憶部4004に記録する(S601)。 First, as described in the basic operation of the health management apparatus 40, when the health management apparatus 40 that the person A normally carries detects the physical condition of the person A, the fact is recorded in the storage unit 4004. (S601).
 健康管理装置40が人物Aの体調不良を検出した状態で、人物Aが帰宅したとする。このとき、健康管理装置40は自宅に入ったことを検出する(S602)。健康管理装置40が自宅に入ったことを検出する具体的な方法の例としては、予め自宅で接続する無線通信基地局の基地局IDを記憶しておき、通信部4006により無線通信基地局からの情報を受信した時に、その情報に含まれる送信基地局を示す基地局IDが、自宅の基地局IDと一致した場合に、自宅に入ったと判断する方法がある。他に、予め自宅の位置情報を記憶しておき、位置情報検出部4011により検出した現在地情報が、自宅の位置情報と一致した場合(あるいは、差が所定値より小さい場合)に、自宅に入ったと判断する方法がある。 Suppose that the person A comes home in a state where the health management device 40 has detected the poor physical condition of the person A. At this time, the health management device 40 detects entering the home (S602). As an example of a specific method for detecting that the health management device 40 has entered the home, the base station ID of the wireless communication base station connected at home is stored in advance, and the communication unit 4006 uses the wireless communication base station to When the base station ID indicating the transmission base station included in the information matches the home base station ID, it is determined that the user has entered the home. In addition, the home location information is stored in advance, and when the current location information detected by the location information detection unit 4011 matches the home location information (or when the difference is smaller than a predetermined value), the home location information is entered. There is a way to judge.
 健康管理装置40は自宅に入ったことを検出した場合、健康管理装置40は、省電力制御除外要求を機器制御装置10に送信する(S603)。省電力制御除外要求を受信した機器制御装置10は、機器制御順序テーブル400を更新する(S604)。 When it is detected that the health management device 40 has entered the home, the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion request to the device control device 10 (S603). The device control apparatus 10 that has received the power saving control exclusion request updates the device control order table 400 (S604).
 省電力制御除外要求と機器制御順序テーブル400の更新処理について、具体例を説明する。 A specific example of the power saving control exclusion request and the update process of the device control order table 400 will be described.
 例えば、省電力制御除外要求に、送信元である健康管理装置40が、自宅の中のどこにいるかを示す情報(リビング、キッチン、寝室、書斎、子ども部屋など)を含める。この情報は、自宅に入ったことを検出する方法と同様に、通信部4006が通信する無線基地局の基地局IDや、位置情報検出部4011が検出した情報から取得することができる。
一例として、健康管理装置40(あるいは、これを所有する人物A、ここでは、健康管理装置40は、常時、所有者が携行するものとしている)が「部屋A」にいるという情報が含まれていた場合、これを受信した機器制御装置10は、図4Aの機器制御順序テーブル400を、図4Bのように更新する。すなわち、部屋Aにある機器(エアコン21a、テレビ23a、照明22a)の省電力制御の優先順位を下げる。
For example, the power saving control exclusion request includes information (living room, kitchen, bedroom, study, child room, etc.) indicating where the health management device 40 that is the transmission source is in the home. This information can be acquired from the base station ID of the radio base station with which the communication unit 4006 communicates and the information detected by the position information detection unit 4011, as in the method of detecting that the user has entered the home.
As an example, information that the health management device 40 (or the person A who owns the health management device 40, here the health management device 40 is supposed to be carried by the owner) is in “room A” is included. If received, the device control apparatus 10 updates the device control order table 400 of FIG. 4A as shown in FIG. 4B. That is, the priority of power saving control of the devices (the air conditioner 21a, the television 23a, and the lighting 22a) in the room A is lowered.
 こうすると、省電力動作の起動トリガを検出した場合(S605)、まず、部屋A以外にある機器(ここの例では、部屋Bにある機器)から優先的に省電力制御をおこなうことになる(S606)。すなわち、部屋Bのエアコン21bは、動作中であれば動作停止させられるが、部屋Aのエアコン21aは、動作中であれば通常動作を継続することが可能となる。 In this way, when the activation trigger for the power saving operation is detected (S605), first, power saving control is preferentially performed from a device other than the room A (a device in the room B in this example) ( S606). That is, the air conditioner 21b in the room B is stopped if it is in operation, but the air conditioner 21a in the room A can continue normal operation if it is in operation.
 これにより、体調不良の(可能性がある)人物がいる部屋Aにある機器は、省電力制御されにくくなり、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 As a result, the device in the room A where there is a person with a poor physical condition (possibly) becomes difficult to control the power saving, and the person with poor health condition is affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to the power saving (power saving) control. It can be made difficult to receive.
 また別の例として、省電力制御除外要求に、送信元である健康管理装置40の位置情報ではなく、その周辺にある機器を特定する情報を含める。この情報は、健康管理装置40の通信部4006の近距離無線通信(無線LAN、Bluetooth、赤外線通信など)により機器探索メッセージを周囲に送信し、それを受信できた機器が、自分の機器情報を含んだ応答メッセージを送信し、それを健康管理装置40が受信した場合に、応答メッセージから取得することができる。例えば、「エアコン21a」「照明22a」「テレビ23a」を示す情報を省電力制御除外要求に含めた場合、これを受信した機器制御装置10は、図4Aの機器制御順序テーブル400を、図4Bのように更新する。すなわち、通知された機器の省電力制御の優先順位を下げる。 As another example, the power saving control exclusion request includes not the position information of the health management device 40 that is the transmission source but information that identifies devices in the vicinity thereof. This information is sent to the device search message by the short-range wireless communication (wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, etc.) of the communication unit 4006 of the health management device 40, and the device that has received the device search message When the included response message is transmitted and received by the health management device 40, it can be acquired from the response message. For example, when information indicating “air conditioner 21a”, “illumination 22a”, and “television 23a” is included in the power saving control exclusion request, the device control apparatus 10 that has received the information stores the device control order table 400 in FIG. Update like this. That is, the priority of the power saving control of the notified device is lowered.
 こうすると、省電力動作の起動トリガを検出した場合(S605)、先ず、指定された機器以外から優先的に省電力制御をおこなうことになる(S606)。すなわち、人物Aの周辺にないエアコン21bは、動作中であれば動作停止させられるが、人物Aの周辺にあるエアコン21aは、動作中であれば通常動作を継続することが可能となる。 In this way, when a power-saving operation activation trigger is detected (S605), first, power-saving control is preferentially performed from a device other than the designated device (S606). That is, the air conditioner 21b that is not in the vicinity of the person A is stopped if it is in operation, but the air conditioner 21a that is in the vicinity of the person A can continue normal operation if it is in operation.
 これにより、体調不良の(可能性がある)人物の周辺にある機器は、省電力制御されにくくなり、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 This makes it difficult for devices in the vicinity of people with poor physical condition (possibly) to be subject to power saving control, and people with poor health are less likely to be affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to power saving (power saving) control. can do.
 また別の例として、省電力制御除外要求に、送信元である健康管理装置40を示す識別情報、または、その使用者である人物Aを示す識別情報を含める。一方で、機器制御装置10は、予め、人物Aがよく使用する機器を記憶しておき(ここの例では、「エアコン21a」「照明22a」「テレビ23a」を記憶しておく)、省電力制御除外要求を受信した場合、図4Aの機器制御順序テーブル400を、図4Bのように更新する。すなわち、通知された機器の省電力制御の優先順位を下げる。 As another example, the power saving control exclusion request includes identification information indicating the health management device 40 that is the transmission source or identification information indicating the person A that is the user. On the other hand, the device control apparatus 10 stores in advance devices that are frequently used by the person A (in this example, “air conditioner 21a”, “illumination 22a”, and “television 23a” are stored) to save power. When the control exclusion request is received, the device control order table 400 in FIG. 4A is updated as shown in FIG. 4B. That is, the priority of the power saving control of the notified device is lowered.
 こうすると、省電力動作の起動トリガを検出した場合(S605)、まず、通知された人物Aがよく使用する機器以外から優先的に省電力制御をおこなうことになる(S606)。すなわち、人物Aがあまり使用しないエアコン21bは、動作中であれば動作停止させられるが、人物Aがよく使用するエアコン21aは、動作中であれば通常動作を継続することが可能となる。 In this way, when the activation trigger for the power saving operation is detected (S605), first, the notified person A performs power saving control preferentially from devices other than those frequently used (S606). In other words, the air conditioner 21b that is not used by the person A is stopped if it is in operation, but the air conditioner 21a that is often used by the person A can continue normal operation if it is in operation.
 これにより、体調不良の(可能性がある)人物がよく使用する機器は、省電力制御されにくくなり、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 As a result, devices that are often used by persons with poor physical condition (possibly) are less likely to be subject to power saving control, and those with poor health are less likely to be affected by the deterioration of the living environment due to power saving (power saving) control. can do.
 なお、上記のいずれの例においても、省電力制御除外要求に含まれた情報に基づいて、機器制御順序テーブル400の優先順位を書き換えると説明したが、他の例として、機器制御順序テーブル400からレコードを削除する、すなわち、省電力制御対象から除外する方法も考えられる。 In any of the above examples, it has been described that the priority order of the device control order table 400 is rewritten based on the information included in the power saving control exclusion request. However, as another example, from the device control order table 400, A method of deleting the record, that is, excluding it from the power saving control target is also conceivable.
 これにより、体調不良の(可能性がある)人物の周辺にある機器、もしくは、その人物がよく使用する機器は、省電力制御の対象外となり、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 As a result, devices in the vicinity of a person with a poor physical condition (possible) or devices that are frequently used by the person are excluded from the power-saving control. It can be made less susceptible to the deterioration of the living environment due to control.
 次に、健康管理装置40の基本動作の所で説明したように、健康管理装置40が人物Aの体調が回復したことを検出した場合、その旨を記憶部4004に記録する(S611)。 Next, as described in the basic operation of the health management apparatus 40, when the health management apparatus 40 detects that the physical condition of the person A has been recovered, the fact is recorded in the storage unit 4004 (S611).
 そして、健康管理装置40は、省電力制御除外取消要求を機器制御装置10に送信する(S612)。省電力制御除外取消要求を受信した機器制御装置10は、機器制御順序テーブル400を更新する(S613)。すなわち、S604にて更新されたものを、更新前の状態に戻す。 Then, the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion cancellation request to the device control device 10 (S612). The device control apparatus 10 that has received the request to cancel the power saving control exclusion updates the device control order table 400 (S613). That is, the one updated in S604 is returned to the state before the update.
 そして、電力消費機器に対して省電力動作要求をする(S606)。 Then, a power saving operation request is made to the power consuming device (S606).
 これにより、体調不良だった人物の体調が回復した時には、通常の省電力(節電)制御方法に戻るため、効率的に、かつ、公平に省電力制御をおこなうことができる。 Thus, when the physical condition of a person who is in poor physical condition is recovered, the normal power saving (power saving) control method is restored, so that the power saving control can be performed efficiently and fairly.
 一方、S604において、機器制御順序テーブル400が更新された場合、機器制御装置10は、タイマ(図示せず)を開始する(S621)。その後、機器制御装置10は、通信部1006を介して、健康管理装置40に対して、定期的に存在確認をおこなうためのメッセージを送信し(S622)、それに対する応答が所定時間以内に返ってこなかった場合、健康管理装置40(体調不良の人物A)が宅外に出たと見なし、タイマを停止し(S623)、機器制御順序テーブル400を更新する(S613)。すなわち、S604にて更新されたものを、更新前の状態に戻す。 On the other hand, when the device control order table 400 is updated in S604, the device control apparatus 10 starts a timer (not shown) (S621). Thereafter, the device control apparatus 10 transmits a message for periodically checking the presence to the health management apparatus 40 via the communication unit 1006 (S622), and a response to the message is returned within a predetermined time. If not, the health management device 40 (person A with poor physical condition) is regarded as having gone out of the house, the timer is stopped (S623), and the device control order table 400 is updated (S613). That is, the one updated in S604 is returned to the state before the update.
 そして、電力消費機器に対して省電力動作要求をする(S625)。 Then, a power saving operation request is made to the power consuming device (S625).
 これにより、体調不良だった人物が外出した時には、通常の省電力(節電)制御方法に戻るため、効率的に、かつ、公平に省電力制御をおこなうことができる。 Therefore, when a person who is in poor physical condition goes out, it returns to the normal power saving (power saving) control method, so that the power saving control can be performed efficiently and fairly.
  〔実施形態2〕
 以下、本発明に係る第二の実施形態を、図8ないし図11を用いて説明する。
[Embodiment 2]
The second embodiment according to the present invention will be described below with reference to FIGS.
 第一の実施形態では、機器制御装置が、健康管理装置から送られてくる省電力制御に関する要求に従っては、各電気機器の制御をおこなっていた。本実施形態は、機器制御装置を介さないで、健康管理装置が各電気機器に対して、直接、省電力制御に関する要求をおこなうものである。 In the first embodiment, the device control device controls each electrical device in accordance with a request regarding power saving control sent from the health management device. In the present embodiment, the health management device directly makes a request for power saving control to each electrical device without going through the device control device.
 なお、本実施形態では、第一の実施形態の省電力制御システムをベースとして相違点を中心に述べることにする。 In this embodiment, differences will be mainly described based on the power saving control system of the first embodiment.
 先ず、図8ないし図10を用いて本発明の第一の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成について説明する。
  図8は、本発明の第二の実施形態に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である。
  図9は、エアコンの機能構成図である。
  図10は、エアコンの動作モードを説明する図である。
First, the configuration of the power saving control system according to the first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. 8 to 10.
FIG. 8 is a configuration diagram of a power saving control system according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 9 is a functional configuration diagram of the air conditioner.
FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating the operation mode of the air conditioner.
 省電力制御システムは、図8に示されるように、エアコン21、健康管理装置40から構成される。エアコン21と健康管理装置40は互いに無線通信可能である。 The power saving control system includes an air conditioner 21 and a health management device 40 as shown in FIG. The air conditioner 21 and the health management device 40 can wirelessly communicate with each other.
 健康管理装置40の機能構成は、第一の実施形態の図3と同様である。 The functional configuration of the health management device 40 is the same as in FIG. 3 of the first embodiment.
 エアコン21は、図9に示されるように、表示部2101、入力部2102、電源供給部2103、記憶部2104、制御部2105、通信部2106、バス2107、モータ部2108、インバータ部2109を備える。 The air conditioner 21 includes a display unit 2101, an input unit 2102, a power supply unit 2103, a storage unit 2104, a control unit 2105, a communication unit 2106, a bus 2107, a motor unit 2108, and an inverter unit 2109, as shown in FIG.
 これらは各々、図2に示した第一の実施形態の機器制御装置10の表示部1001、入力部1002、電源供給部1003、記憶部1004、制御部1005、通信部1006、バス1007と同様の機能を備える。 These are the same as the display unit 1001, the input unit 1002, the power supply unit 1003, the storage unit 1004, the control unit 1005, the communication unit 1006, and the bus 1007 of the device control apparatus 10 of the first embodiment shown in FIG. It has a function.
 モータ部2108は、コンプレッサやファンを駆動するモータである。 The motor unit 2108 is a motor that drives a compressor and a fan.
 インバータ部2109は、モータ制御用の周波数を生成するインバータである。
また、エアコン21は省電力動作機能を有する。
The inverter unit 2109 is an inverter that generates a frequency for motor control.
The air conditioner 21 has a power saving operation function.
 ここでいうエアコン21の省電力動作機能の一例としては、例えば、図10のような動作モードを備えるものである。図10のモード1は、自動ON/OFFタイマにより、冷房動作を日中のみ使用するモードである。一方、モード2は、自動ON/OFFタイマにより、冷房動作をモード1よりも長時間使用するモードである。すなわち、自動ON/OFFタイマを使用せずに終日無制限に使用する場合に比べて、モード1、モード2は省電力な動作モードであり、さらに、モード1は、モード2よりも省電力なモードになっている。 As an example of the power saving operation function of the air conditioner 21 here, for example, an operation mode as shown in FIG. 10 is provided. Mode 1 in FIG. 10 is a mode in which the cooling operation is used only during the day by the automatic ON / OFF timer. On the other hand, mode 2 is a mode in which the cooling operation is used for a longer time than mode 1 by the automatic ON / OFF timer. That is, compared with the case where the automatic ON / OFF timer is not used all day without limit, Mode 1 and Mode 2 are power-saving operation modes. Furthermore, Mode 1 is a mode that is more power-saving than Mode 2. It has become.
 なお、タイマ制御で電源ON/OFFするのでなく、設定温度を変更する機能であってもよい。 In addition, the function of changing the set temperature may be used instead of turning the power ON / OFF by the timer control.
 なお、本実施形態は、エアコン21に限定するものではなく、無線通信機能と省電力動作機能を持つ電力消費機器であればよい。 Note that this embodiment is not limited to the air conditioner 21 and may be any power consuming device having a wireless communication function and a power saving operation function.
 次に、図11を用いて本発明の第二の実施形態に係る機器制御装置10の省電力制御方法を説明する。
  図11は、本発明の第二の実施形態に係る省電力制御方法における電器機器に対する制御処理を示すフローチャートである。
Next, a power saving control method of the device control apparatus 10 according to the second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG.
FIG. 11 is a flowchart showing a control process for electric appliances in the power saving control method according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
 先ず、第一の実施形態の健康管理装置40の基本動作で示したように、人物Aが普段から携帯している健康管理装置40が、人物Aの体調不良を検出した場合、その旨を記憶部4004に記録する(S801)。 First, as shown in the basic operation of the health management device 40 of the first embodiment, when the health management device 40 that the person A normally carries is detected that the person A is in poor health, the fact is stored. This is recorded in the part 4004 (S801).
 健康管理装置40が人物Aの体調不良を検出した状態で、人物Aが帰宅したとする。このとき、健康管理装置40は、自宅で省電力動作機能を持つ機器(この例では、エアコン21)を検出する(S802)。エアコン21を検出する方法の例としては、健康管理装置40の通信部4006の近距離無線通信(無線LAN、Bluetooth、赤外線通信など)により、省電力動作機能を持つ機器を探索する機器探索メッセージを周囲に送信し、それを受信できた該当機器が、自分の機器情報を含んだ応答メッセージを送信し、それを健康管理装置40が受信することで検出することができる。 Suppose that the person A comes home in a state where the health management device 40 has detected the poor physical condition of the person A. At this time, the health management device 40 detects a device (in this example, the air conditioner 21) having a power saving operation function at home (S802). As an example of a method of detecting the air conditioner 21, a device search message for searching for a device having a power saving operation function by short-range wireless communication (wireless LAN, Bluetooth, infrared communication, etc.) of the communication unit 4006 of the health management device 40 is provided. The corresponding device that can transmit to the surroundings and receive it transmits a response message including its own device information, and the health management device 40 receives it to detect it.
 健康管理装置40は、自宅で省電力動作機能を持つ機器(この例では、エアコン21)を検出した場合、省電力制御除外要求を、省電力動作機能を持つ機器に送信する(S803)。省電力制御除外要求を受信した機器は、省電力動作モードを更新する(S804)。具体例としては、エアコン21の場合、動作モードをモード1からモード2に変更する。あるいは、通常動作モード(自動ON/OFFタイマを使用しないモード)に変更する。 When the health management device 40 detects a device having a power saving operation function at home (in this example, the air conditioner 21), the health management device 40 transmits a power saving control exclusion request to the device having the power saving operation function (S803). The device that has received the power saving control exclusion request updates the power saving operation mode (S804). As a specific example, in the case of the air conditioner 21, the operation mode is changed from mode 1 to mode 2. Alternatively, the mode is changed to a normal operation mode (a mode in which the automatic ON / OFF timer is not used).
 これにより、体調不良の(可能性がある)人物が使用する機器は、省電力(節電)制御の度合いが小さくなるため、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができる。 As a result, since the degree of power saving (power saving) control is reduced for devices used by persons with poor physical condition (possible), people with poor health conditions can deteriorate their living environment due to power saving (power saving) control. Can be less affected by
 なお、図示しないが、健康管理装置40が、体調不良だった人物Aの体調が回復したことを検出した場合や、体調不良だった人物Aが外出したことを検出した場合には、第一の実施形態の場合と同様にして、省電力動作モードを更新する。すなわち、動作モードをモード2からモード1に変更する。 Although not shown in the figure, when the health management device 40 detects that the physical condition of the person A who is in poor physical condition has recovered, or detects that the person A who is in poor physical condition has gone out, the first The power saving operation mode is updated in the same manner as in the embodiment. That is, the operation mode is changed from mode 2 to mode 1.
 これにより、体調不良だった人物の体調が回復した時や、体調不良だった人物が外出した時には、通常の省電力(節電)制御方法に戻るため、効率的に省電力制御をおこなうことができる。 As a result, when the physical condition of the person who is in poor health recovers or when the person who is in poor physical condition goes out, the normal power saving (power saving) control method is returned, so that the power saving control can be performed efficiently. .
  〔その他の変形例〕
 その他の変形例について、図12Aおよび図12Bを用いて説明する。
  図12A,12Bは、その他の変形例に係る省電力制御システムの構成図である。
[Other variations]
Other modifications will be described with reference to FIGS. 12A and 12B.
12A and 12B are configuration diagrams of a power saving control system according to another modification.
 上記では、健康管理装置40が備えた各種センサにより、健康管理装置40の使用者である人物Aの健康情報を収集して、健康管理装置40が、人物Aが体調不良か否かを判定すると説明したが、人物Aが体調不良か否かを健康管理装置40の外部で判定して、その判定結果を健康管理装置40に記録するという方法も考えられる。 In the above, when the health information of the person A who is the user of the health management apparatus 40 is collected by the various sensors provided in the health management apparatus 40, the health management apparatus 40 determines whether or not the person A is in poor physical condition. As described above, a method of determining whether or not the person A is in poor physical condition outside the health management apparatus 40 and recording the determination result in the health management apparatus 40 is also conceivable.
 具体例としては、病院で医者に診察してもらい、病気であると診断された場合、その旨を示す電子カルテ、または、電子証明書を病院で作成し、病院が管理するサーバ(病院サーバ200)や、医者が管理する端末(医者端末)にその情報を保存する。健康管理装置40は、病院サーバ200、または、医者端末と通信し、図12Aに示されるように、そのユーザの健康情報(電子カルテ201や電子証明書)を取得し、その情報により、機器制御装置10を制御する。 As a specific example, when a doctor is examined at a hospital and diagnosed as ill, an electronic medical record or electronic certificate indicating that fact is created at the hospital and the server managed by the hospital (hospital server 200 ) Or the terminal managed by the doctor (doctor terminal). The health management device 40 communicates with the hospital server 200 or the doctor terminal, acquires the health information (electronic medical record 201 and electronic certificate) of the user, as shown in FIG. The apparatus 10 is controlled.
 なお、上記の健康情報は、病院以外の機関(役所など)に渡され、そこで管理するサーバなどに保存され、そこから健康管理装置40にダウンロードしてくる場合も考えられる。 Note that the above health information may be transferred to an organization (such as a government office) other than a hospital, stored in a server managed by the institution, and downloaded to the health management apparatus 40 from there.
 また、上記電子カルテや電子証明書は、有効期限があって、それに達すると自動的に削除されるようになっていてもよいし、病気が治癒したと医者が診断した場合に、医者または病院の許可に基づいて、削除できるようになっていてもよい。いずれにせよ、使用者が勝手に削除できないようになっていることが望ましい。 In addition, the above electronic medical record and electronic certificate may expire automatically and be deleted automatically, or when a doctor diagnoses that the disease has been cured, It may be possible to delete based on the permission. In any case, it is desirable that the user cannot arbitrarily delete it.
 いずれの場合も、図7のS601の処理において、健康管理装置40が、その健康情報がそのユーザが病気であることを示しているときに、そのユーザが体調不良であると判定する。その後の処理は、図7のS602からS606と同様である。 In any case, in the process of S601 in FIG. 7, when the health information indicates that the user is sick, the health management apparatus 40 determines that the user is in poor health. The subsequent processing is the same as S602 to S606 in FIG.
 その健康情報がそのユーザが病気であると示していないとき、あるいは、健康情報が健康管理装置40に記録されていない場合は、図7のS611において、体調が回復したと判定する。その後の処理は、図7のS612からS613と同様である。 When the health information does not indicate that the user is ill, or when the health information is not recorded in the health management device 40, it is determined in S611 in FIG. 7 that the physical condition has been recovered. The subsequent processing is the same as S612 to S613 in FIG.
 以上により、病気であると診断された人物の周辺にある機器、または、その人物がよく使用する機器は、省電力制御の対象外となり、健康状態の悪い人物が、省電力(節電)制御による生活環境の悪化の影響を受けにくくすることができ、また、病気であると診断された人物の病状が回復した時や、その人物が外出した時には、通常の省電力(節電)制御方法に戻るため、効率的に省電力制御をおこなうことができる。 As described above, devices around people who are diagnosed with illness or devices often used by those people are excluded from the power-saving control, and those who are in poor health can be controlled by power-saving (power-saving) control. It can be made less susceptible to the deterioration of the living environment, and when the medical condition of a person diagnosed with illness is recovered or when the person goes out, the normal power saving (power saving) control method is restored. Therefore, power saving control can be performed efficiently.
 なお、例えば、図12Bに示すように、各機能を実現するプログラム等をプログラムサーバ300等に複製し、機器制御装置10、および、健康管理装置40、その他の端末、装置、機器等に有線または無線の通信回線60を介して提供するようにしてもよい。この場合、ユーザは、端末等を操作して、サーバ等から必要なプログラム等をダウンロードし、端末等の記憶部にインストールさせることができる。 For example, as shown in FIG. 12B, a program or the like for realizing each function is copied to the program server 300 or the like, and wired or It may be provided via a wireless communication line 60. In this case, the user can operate a terminal or the like to download a necessary program or the like from a server or the like and install it in a storage unit such as the terminal.
10…機器制御装置
21…エアコン
22…照明
23…テレビ
30…電力センサ
40…健康管理装置
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 ... Equipment control apparatus 21 ... Air conditioner 22 ... Illumination 23 ... Television 30 ... Electric power sensor 40 ... Health management apparatus

Claims (8)

  1.  通信手段と、
     省電力制御をおこなう電力消費機器と、
     制御手段と、
     通信手段と、
     健康状態に関する情報を取得する健康状態取得手段と、
     前記健康状態を記憶する記憶手段とを有する健康情報管理装置と備えた省電力制御システムであって、
     前記健康情報管理装置の制御手段は、前記健康状態取得手段により、健康状態に関する情報を取得して、前記記憶手段により記憶された当該装置の使用者の健康状態に関する情報に基づき、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記制御手段は、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示を発行することを特徴とする省電力制御システム。
    Communication means;
    A power consuming device that performs power saving control; and
    Control means;
    Communication means;
    A health condition acquisition means for acquiring information on the health condition;
    A power saving control system comprising a health information management device having a storage means for storing the health state,
    The control means of the health information management device acquires information on the health status by the health status acquisition means, and based on the information on the health status of the user of the device stored by the storage means, the health of the user The power saving control system characterized in that the control means issues an instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device when it is detected that the state is different from the normal state.
  2.  通信手段と、
     省電力制御をおこなう電力消費機器と、
     制御手段と、
     通信手段と、
     健康状態に関する情報を取得する健康状態取得手段と、
     前記健康状態を記憶する記憶手段とを有する健康情報管理装置と、
     制御手段と、
     通信手段と、
     前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を記憶する記憶手段とを有する機器制御装置とを備えた省電力制御システムであって、
     前記健康情報管理装置の制御手段は、前記健康状態取得手段により、健康状態に関する情報を取得して、前記記憶手段により記憶された当該装置の使用者の健康状態に関する情報に基づき、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記機器制御装置に対して、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示を発行し、
     前記機器制御装置の制御手段は、前記機器制御装置に対して、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する前記指示を受けたときに、前記記憶手段に記憶された前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を変更し、
     前記制御手段は、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報に基づき、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示を発行することを特徴とする省電力制御システム。
    Communication means;
    A power consuming device that performs power saving control; and
    Control means;
    Communication means;
    A health condition acquisition means for acquiring information on the health condition;
    A health information management device having storage means for storing the health status;
    Control means;
    Communication means;
    A power saving control system comprising a device control device having storage means for storing power saving operation information for the power consuming device,
    The control means of the health information management device acquires information on the health status by the health status acquisition means, and based on the information on the health status of the user of the device stored by the storage means, the health of the user When it is detected that the state is different from normal, an instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device is issued to the device control device,
    The control means of the device control device stores the power consumption device stored in the storage means when the device control device receives the instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consumption device. Change power saving operation information for
    The power saving control system, wherein the control means issues an instruction to change an operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device based on power saving operation information for the power consuming device.
  3.  前記機器制御装置の制御手段は、前記健康管理装置の制御手段が使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を前記電力消費機器を第一の条件により動作させるものに書き換え、
     前記健康管理装置の制御手段が使用者の健康状態が平常時の状態であることを検出した場合に、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を前記電力消費機器を第二の条件により動作させるものに書き換えることを特徴とする請求項2記載の省電力制御システム。
    When the control unit of the health management device detects that the health state of the user is different from the normal state, the control unit of the device control device displays the power saving operation information for the power consumption device. Rewrite it to operate according to one condition,
    When the control means of the health management device detects that the user's health is in a normal state, power saving operation information for the power consuming device operates the power consuming device according to a second condition. The power saving control system according to claim 2, wherein the power saving control system is rewritten as follows.
  4.  前記健康情報管理装置の制御手段が、前記機器制御装置に対して、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示は、前記健康情報管理装置の位置情報を含み、
     前記機器制御装置の制御手段は、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を、前記健康情報管理装置が周辺にある前記電力消費機器が優先的に省電力動作を実行しないように書き換えることを特徴とする請求項2記載の省電力制御システム。
    An instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device when the control unit of the health information management device detects that the health state of the user is different from the normal state. Includes location information of the health information management device,
    The control means of the device control device rewrites power saving operation information for the power consuming device so that the health information management device does not preferentially execute the power saving operation in the vicinity of the power consuming device. The power saving control system according to claim 2.
  5.  前記健康情報管理装置の制御手段が、前記機器制御装置に対して、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示は、前記健康情報管理装置の使用者に関する情報を含み、
     前記機器制御装置の制御手段は、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を、前記健康情報管理装置の使用者に対応付けられている前記電力消費機器が優先的に省電力動作を実行しないように書き換えることを特徴とする請求項2記載の省電力制御システム。
    An instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device when the control unit of the health information management device detects that the health state of the user is different from the normal state. Includes information about the user of the health information management device,
    The control unit of the device control device is configured to prevent the power consuming device associated with the user of the health information management device from preferentially performing the power saving operation on the power saving operation information for the power consuming device. The power saving control system according to claim 2, wherein the power saving control system is rewritten.
  6.  前記健康情報管理装置の制御手段が、前記機器制御装置に対して、使用者の健康状態が平常時と異なることを検出した場合に、前記電力消費機器の前記省電力制御に関する動作を変更する指示は、前記電力消費機器を特定する情報を含み、
     前記機器制御装置の制御手段は、前記電力消費機器に対する省電力動作情報を、前記電力消費機器を特定する情報により特定されている前記電力消費機器が優先的に省電力動作を実行しないように書き換えることを特徴とする請求項2記載の省電力制御システム。
    An instruction to change the operation related to the power saving control of the power consuming device when the control unit of the health information management device detects that the health state of the user is different from the normal state. Includes information identifying the power consuming device,
    The control means of the device control device rewrites the power saving operation information for the power consuming device so that the power consuming device specified by the information specifying the power consuming device does not preferentially execute the power saving operation. The power saving control system according to claim 2.
  7.  前記健康情報管理装置の前記健康状態取得手段は、加速度センサ、脈拍センサ、温度センサの少なくとも一つからなることを特徴とする請求項1記載の省電力制御システム。 The power-saving control system according to claim 1, wherein the health condition acquisition means of the health information management device comprises at least one of an acceleration sensor, a pulse sensor, and a temperature sensor.
  8.  前記健康情報管理装置は、健康状態に関する情報を、外部装置から通信により取得することを特徴とする請求項1記載の省電力制御システム。 The power-saving control system according to claim 1, wherein the health information management device acquires information on a health condition from an external device by communication.
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