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A passive infrared gesture recognition system
  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;

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    25 December 2017

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    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


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


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