A framework that accurately counts the number of people in a given space based on RF signals and a Wi-Fi card or network. It bases its calculations on Wi-Fi power measurements between a transmitter and receiver. Occupants alter these measurements by impacting the Line of Sight (LOS) and scattering effects.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors, Communications
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This invention can estimate the occupancy of any given space with great accuracy and with low computational & deployment costs. It can be used with any Wi-Fi-enabled electronic device and anywhere Wi-Fi networks are available, which makes it applicable to an extremely wide variety of industries and markets.
Existing vision-based methods and sensing mechanisms have many limitations, in particular, with being able to “see” behind walls. This technology has the potential to excel as a standalone framework for occupancy estimation or as a complement to existing technologies.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 630
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES