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Turning faces into thermostats: Autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy


Publication/Creation Date
June 16 2020
Creators/Contributors
University Of Michigan (contributor)
Gabe Cherry (creator)
Nicole Casal Moore (creator)
Carol Menassa (contributor)
Vineet Kamat (contributor)
Eunshin Byon (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description

A group of researchers at the University of Michigan has developed a solution that could provide more efficient, more personalized comfort, completely doing away with the wall-mounted thermostats we’re accustomed to. Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT,” is detailed in a study published in the July 2020 issue of Building and Environment.

The system pairs thermal cameras with three-dimensional video cameras to measure whether occupants are hot or cold by tracking their facial temperature. It feeds the temperature data to a predictive model, which compares it with information about occupants’ thermal preferences.

HCI Platform
Other
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Source
https://news.umich.edu/turning-faces-into-thermostats-autonomous-hvac-system-could-provide-more-comfort-with-less-energy/

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020)
Date archived
June 20 2020
Last edited
July 2 2020
How to cite this entry
Gabe Cherry, Nicole Casal Moore. (June 16 2020). "Turning faces into thermostats: Autonomous HVAC system could provide more comfort with less energy". University of Michigan News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4616