SmartEagle is a Dutch-based spinoff of IoT-development company Evalan that uses camera-based sensor systems and AI to accurately detect and analyze desk usage in office environments. They never blatantly say they use cameras, but it is pretty obvious by the … Continue reading smarteagle sensor solutions
Philips Lighting announced it is participating in a $7m investment round for PointGrab, an Israeli startup developing “smart-building” sensor technology. I’m reposting their white paper below for posterity: Smarter Sensors: How Deep Learning is Transforming Building Automation Jonathan Laserson, PhD … Continue reading pointgrab
Density is a startup trying to make it easy and cheap to get anonymous counts of people in a physical space, which is valuable information for merchants, customers and even city planners. Such a system inspires some interesting ideas for lighting control … Continue reading density
Both Panasonic/VS and Toshiba demonstrated technical concepts for using cameras for advanced, precision occupancy sensing. Such occupancy sensing brings to life more dynamic, personalized control possibilities, including even the possibility of gesture recognition in the future. Right now, these … Continue reading light + building 2014: camera-based occupancy sensors
Ever wonder where 2′ x 4′ ceilings come from? Or occupancy sensors? I just read an interesting biography called “Building Tall” by John L. Tishman. John Tishman led the construction division of his family’s real estate company for many decades. … Continue reading tishman construction: developer of 2′ x 4′ ceilings and occupancy sensors?