A Low-Cost Control Occupancy Solution Using a Time-of-Flight Ranging Sensor Laser

Enric Bartrés Jurado, Sergio Trilles-Oliver, Antoni Pérez-Navarro, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra
2021 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation  
The pandemic situation has driven to several measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. One of these measures is social distance and, as a consequence, limitation of capacity of indoor closed spaces. This makes necessary the deployment of systems that help to control occupancy of spaces. This work proposes a low-cost system to control access to an indoor closed space with a single door. The system is based in a two laser Time-of-Flight sensors VL53L0X over a HiLetgo UNO R3D1R32 ESP32
more » ... oller. The system counts the occupancy of the room and share it with a database and a dashboard, using Node-RED. The tested prototype shows a 86.6% reliability that increases to a 100% reliability when users are informed to enter or exit one by one. The main contributions of this work are: to control capacity of one-entrance indoor closed space with a low cost open system; and to record occupancy of the room in order to analyse it behaviour with time.
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