|64||Ѡand: GESTURE CONTROLLED SYSTEM FOR SMART HOME
|**Problem statement:** The lack of gesture controlled devices calls for a niche in the market that hasn’t been tackled. Gestures and body language have the potential to serve as intuitive ways to interact with technology and we aim to tackle this problem by creating a feature gesture-controlled system for a smart home.
**Solution overview:** We are making a system of a hub and a smart band which specializes in detecting gestures to control various devices. Our band would send input data from inertial measurement unit sensors to the hub which will use our algorithm to detect the gesture. Upon detecting the gesture, it would signal the appropriate device to perform the action signaled by the gesture.
To avoid false positives, our system would have a signature gesture that would signal our hub to start looking for gestures.
**Wrist Band:** The band will act as the detector of all gestures performed by the user. It will be designed using a flexible PCB with IMU sensors (Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer) that will send raw data to a hub. The wrist band would also contain an IR emitter to allow for detection when a device is pointed at.
**Hub:** The hub will serve as the center of our ecosystem by being able to recognize and interpret the incoming gestures from the bands and be able to control other devices.
**Device Connections:** Our device will need to connect with smart devices through wifi/ bluetooth and through Infrared sensors.
**Criterion for Success:** For this project to be an effective solution to controlling devices in a smart home, there are a few key abilities that we will need to have:
1. To control home devices with gesture control
2. Compute and recognize gestures by the band and interact with smart devices
3. Competitive pricing to Google Home/ Amazon echo