|United States Of America||Issued Patent||10,690,372||06/23/2020||2014-097|
Berkeley researchers have created an electric fan with visual detection camera and movement recognition software to identify the presence and location of occupants. Occupant tracking algorithm localizes air movements to individualize comfort and conserve energy. The fan can be integrated in ceilings, wall partitions or office furniture.
energy efficiency, green environment, smart fan, energy efficient furniture, consumer product, thermal comfort, energy conservation, robotics, ambient intelligence