Development of a Light-Tracking and-Redirecting System Actuated by Hand-Gesture Recognition

Alexander Liu Cheng, Nestor Llorca Vega, Galoget Latorre, Daniel Coba

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Abstract

This paper presents a context-Aware light-Tracking and-redirecting system guided by hand-gesture recognition. It is conceived as yet another mechanism within an ongoing development of a more intuitive and technically sophisticated Ambient Intelligence / Active and Assisted Living ecosystem. The detailed system consists of individual nodes that are strategically installed across regions of a building-envelope, which enables this latter to draw or deflect direct natural light into or away from specific locations within the built-environment as requested by the user(s) via recognized hand-gestures. Each node is capable of sending and receiving sensed-data continuously via ZigBee with one another as well as with microcontrollers embedded within the interior built-environment. Said microcontrollers are equipped with cameras via which four hand-gestures may be recognized. The first or initializing hand-gesture engages the system and enables it to recognize any of the remaining hand-gestures. The second redirects light towards the position of the detected hand-gesture, while the third redirects it away from said position. Finally, the fourth gesture turns the light-Tracking and-redirecting system off.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages702-706
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4980-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 15 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period15/04/1918/04/19

Keywords

  • Active and Assisted Living
  • Adaptive Architecture
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Cheng, A. L., Vega, N. L., Latorre, G., & Coba, D. (2019). Development of a Light-Tracking and-Redirecting System Actuated by Hand-Gesture Recognition. In Proceedings of the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) (pp. 702-706). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WF-IoT.2019.8767257