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A touchless passive Infrared gesture sensor.

Wojtczuk, Piotr; Binnie, David; Armitage, Alistair; Chamberlain, Timothy; Giebeler, Carsten


Piotr Wojtczuk

David Binnie

Alistair Armitage

Timothy Chamberlain

Carsten Giebeler


A sensing device for a touchless, hand gesture, user interface based on an inexpensive passive infrared pyroelectric detector array is presented. The 2 x 2 element sensor responds to changing infrared radiation generated by hand movement over the array. The sensing range is from a few millimetres to tens of centimetres. The low power consumption (< 50 μW) enables the sensor’s use in mobile devices and in low energy applications. Detection rates of 77% have been demonstrated using a prototype system that differentiates the four main hand motion trajectories – up, down, left and right. This device allows greater non-contact control capability without an increase in size, cost or power consumption over existing on/off devices.

Conference Name UIST '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the adjunct publication of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
Start Date Oct 8, 2013
End Date Oct 11, 2013
Acceptance Date Sep 9, 1999
Publication Date Oct 8, 2013
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 10, 2016
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 67-68
Book Title Proceeding of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Technology
ISBN 978-1-4503-2406-9
Keywords Touchless interfaces; dynamic hand gesture; gesture recognition; hand motion trajectories; infrared motion sensors; passive infrared sensors; pyroelectric infrared;
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Contract Date Jun 10, 2016


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