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A passive infrared gesture recognition system

Binnie, T. David; Armitage, A. F.; Wojtczuk, Piotr


A. F. Armitage

Piotr Wojtczuk


A device for a low-to-intermediate level of gesture recognition which uses a passive thermal-infrared (PIR) sensor array is described. The detection system which discriminates between a small number of simple dynamic gestures, such as 'hand swiping' in different directions and at varying velocities. The technology is low powered, in terms of energy consumption and computational power. The sensor enables a gesture sensing input, for mobile device application areas, where hands-free operation can be useful and where low-power consumption is essential. Keywords—gesture detection; infrared sensor array; low power sensor;


Binnie, T. D., Armitage, A. F., & Wojtczuk, P. (2017). A passive infrared gesture recognition system. In 2017 IEEE Sensors Proceedings.

Conference Name 2017 IEEE Sensors
Conference Location Glasgow, UK
Start Date Oct 29, 2017
End Date Nov 1, 2017
Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 25, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2019
Book Title 2017 IEEE Sensors Proceedings
ISBN 978-1-5090-1012-7
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