A motion gesture sensor using photodiodes with limited field-of-view

Yong Sin Kim, Kwang Hyun Baek

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This paper presents a low-power and small-size motion gesture sensor (MGS) based on an active infrared (IR) proximity sensor. While conventional proximity-based MGSs require two LEDs (the most powerhungry components) and one photodiode, the proposed MGS eliminates one of LEDs at the expense of an additional photodiode as a separate channel. In conjunction with an optical block that limits the field-of-view of each photodiode, the power consumption and area of the proposed MGS can be reduced by up to 52% and 69%, respectively, compared with conventional proximity-based MGSs. Optical simulation and test results validate theoretical analysis presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9206-9214
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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