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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4980-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 15 Apr 201918 Apr 2019


Conference2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

    Research areas

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

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