Occupant-Tracking Fan

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.Applications:1) Office buildings2) Energy efficient home furniture


1) Up to 20% HVAC energy savings for buildings at equal or better comfort2) Air movement reaches moving occupants continuously

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