An IR Proximity-Based 3D Motion Gesture Sensor for Low-Power Portable Applications

Jeong Seok Kim, Seong Jin Yun, Dong Jin Seol, Hee Ju Park, Yong Sin Kim

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The conventional infrared (IR) proximity-based three-directional (3D) motion gesture sensors (MGSs) detect hand motion by using either a single IR LED and multiple photosensors or multiple IR LEDs and a single photosensor. Since an IR LED is the most power hungry component, MGSs with a single IR LED and multiple photosensors are preferred for low-power applications. In this configuration, the recognition rate of an MGS is the function of the space between each photosensor. In order to achieve a high recognition rate, external photosensors resulting in a large form factor are inevitable. In this paper, a 3D MGS for low-power portable applications is proposed. The proposed optical blocks allow for a small form factor and ultra-low profile packaging by integrating photosensors in a single chip.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7217802
Pages (from-to)7009-7016
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1



  • human-machine interface
  • integrated
  • motion gesture
  • photosensor
  • proximity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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