Title

Real-time Detection of Seat Occupancy and Hogging

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a cheap and effective solution to detect if specific seats at a shared public table are occupied -- either by humans or by objects (i.e., the seats are being "hogged"). The hogging of seats, in particular, is a big problem for our campus library and required a large amount of manpower to correct (to find and clear hogged seats). We propose using two different cheap sensors, a capacitance sensor and an infrared (IR) sensor, to solve this problem. In the rest of this paper, we show how using these sensors can accurately determine if a seat is occupied by a human or empty. We then show that the capacitance sensor can also accurately distinguish between three different states; 1) seat is empty, 2) seat is occupied by a human, c) seat is empty, but table area at seat is occupied (by a book, laptop, etc. i.e., it is possibly hogged).

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

IoT-App '15: Proceedings of the 2015 International Workshop on Internet of Things towards Applications: Seoul, Korea, November 1, 2015

First Page

29

Last Page

34

ISBN

9781450338387

Identifier

10.1145/2820975.2820981

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Seoul, Korea

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2820975.2820981

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