Allow users to add information to load changes

Sense already shows that it has the ability to detect changes in load real time, and often highlights them on the timeline. The request is to make these events interactive as follows:

  1. Users are able to select an event and are presented with an screen
  2. Users can enter data about the event to include:
    a) Noting that a device turned on and adding a descriptor that may help identify the device.
    b) Noting that a device turned off and adding a descriptor that may help identify the device.
    c) Add just a personal note about the event or adding in details.
  3. When a user saves the data from the interaction, then in the case of 2-a and 2-b, the data is added to the machine learning algorithm as “hints”. Further, the device with the identifier is added to the user’s database as a “possible” or “unconfirmed” device. The system still attempts to verify the device against known devices.

In this way, the end user can interact with the machine learning algorithm and possibly speed up detection of devices. If option c is used by the end user, it can help them in their tracking and end use of the data itself or allow them to flag unusual or “one-off” events.,
All good ideas if the the human-visible events that you describe were the ones that Sense was actually using for identification today. But read this blog:

Sense is currently using sub-AC cycle measurements (one cycle is about 17 milliseconds) for their detection of on and off events. Right now the power meter display you see only displays on a half second interval. Until Sense offers a new UI that let’s us probe and flag events with millisecond accuracy, there’s probably not much value in the events we flag. The best you could do today is to flag a human-visible event that occurs hundreds of milliseconds away from the point of interest for the Sense probe.

But there is value in annotating events that Sense detects.

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