Capacitive seat sensors for multiple occupancy detection using a low-cost setup

  title={Capacitive seat sensors for multiple occupancy detection using a low-cost setup},
  author={Adriaan S. Zeeman and M. J. Thinus Booysen and Giuseppe Ruggeri and B. Lagana},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)},
The Minibus public transportation sector and road safety remains a significant challenge in Africa. We propose a low cost system to monitor the taxi industry and encourage safe driving. A low cost capacitive proximity sensor for seat occupancy detection based on the loading mode capacitive sensing technique is designed. The capacitive sensor uses a single electrode to detect an occupant. We use ZigBee modules for a dynamic wireless system integration where sensors can be added or removed… CONTINUE READING


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