Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015

Research Article

Persons Counting and Monitoring System Based on Passive Infrared Sensors and Ultrasonic Sensors (PIRUS)

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_14,
        author={Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu and Ioana Marcu and Simona Halunga and Octavian Fratu},
        title={Persons Counting and Monitoring System Based on Passive Infrared Sensors and Ultrasonic Sensors (PIRUS)},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Selected Papers from MindCare 2016, Fabulous 2016, and IIoT 2015},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE \& IIOT \& FABULOUS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Persons counting PIR Ultrasonic Height discrimination},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_14}
    }
    
  • Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu
    Ioana Marcu
    Simona Halunga
    Octavian Fratu
    Year: 2018
    Persons Counting and Monitoring System Based on Passive Infrared Sensors and Ultrasonic Sensors (PIRUS)
    MINDCARE & IIOT & FABULOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74935-8_14
Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu1,*, Ioana Marcu1, Simona Halunga1, Octavian Fratu1,*
  • 1: University “Politehnica” of Bucharest
*Contact email: amc.dragulinescu@gmail.com, ofratu@elcom.pub.ro

Abstract

Counting systems are widely used for applications related to counting people within a certain area or traffic monitoring in a crowded commercial area, for automatic settings of air-conditioning systems depending on the number of the persons located in that space, etc. Persons counting and identification systems are useful in educational domain or in cultural and entertaining areas where resource allocation must treat differently every class of customers. Therefore the main goal of the paper is to present a sensor-based system that can be used either to monitor the presence of the students in a classroom or to differentially count adults and children that enter parks, museums, etc. The implemented system (PIRUS) comprises passive infrared sensors and ultrasonic sensors. Multiple scenarios have been depicted in order to analyze and improve the performances of the designed system.