New types of smart devices are emerging every day providing end-users with new ways of interacting with the IoT. Setup and configuration of these devices are, however, rather complex and require technical expertise. Especially in smart homes users often lack these skills and need assistance with setting up devices, which makes them hesitant to adopt new technologies. We present a mixed reality application to support users with the setup of IoT devices. The setup tasks are modelled and executed as formal interactive workflows. An intuitive wizard guides users and presents additional task-related multimedia information in mixed reality. A semantically enriched IoT middleware provides data and control of the IoT devices. We conducted a brief user study to evaluate the application's usability.
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New York, NY, USA
9th International Conference on the Internet of Things