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Intelligent bathroom fixtures and systems: EXISTech Corporation's Safebath project


Author: Mann, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


EXISTech Corporation's computer networks, control systems and image sensor technology facilitate hygienic touchless control of plumbing fixtures. Two of EXISTech's sensors are described here in detail: an active infrared faucet sensor and a passive infrared autoflush sensor. These devices allow internetworked plumbing systems to help facility managers and law enforcement personnel remotely monitor the operation of bathroom fixtures. Intelligent fixtures and systems based on quantimetric sensing technology enhance the privacy of law-abiding users by eliminating the need for invasive policing of restrooms. New computer vision algorithms also automatically detect accidents, as well as vandalism and contraband disposal, to assist remote monitoring by law enforcement.

Further Details

Pages: 207-10
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: assistive device, bathroom
Reads: 293