The Energy Dynamics Laboratory at the Utah University has declared that it has obtained $40,000 under the state Governor’s Economic Development Centers of Excellence program to be utilized for more research on smart occupancy sensors.
The state government initiated program is an endeavor to commercialize technologies and devices developed by the university students and faculties. The effort is also aimed at creating job opportunities for graduates and raising the economic standard of the people.
The sensor device is a dual-mode hardware that is fixed to the ceiling in a home or office. The device turns on the lights when people are present in the room and turns them out when they leave the room. The infrared and imaging sensor responds within five seconds to the presence or not of a person. It also does not need the person to constantly be moving around to run on the lights.