Thermal Comfort of the Environment with Internet of Things, Big Data and Machine Learning


Matheus G. do Nascimento and Paulo B. Lopes, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil


This research proposes to evaluate the level of thermal comfort of the environment in real time using Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Machine Learning (ML) techniques for collecting, storage, processing and analysis of the concerned information. The search for thermal comfort provides the best living and health conditions for human beings. The environment, as one of its functions, must present the climatic conditions necessary for human thermal comfort. In the research, wireless sensors are used to monitor the Heat Index, the Thermal Discomfort Index and the Temperature and Humidity Index of remote indoor environments to intelligently monitor the level of comfort and alert possible hazards to the people present. Machine learning algorithms are also used to analyse the history of stored data and formulate models capable of making predictions of the parameters of the environment to determine preventive actions or optimize the environment control for reducing energy consumption.


Big data, internet of things, machine learning, thermal comfort.

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