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The iLamp system is a sensor-enhanced desk lamp with surface-tracking capability based on received light intensity. It consists of two components: lamp and bookmark. The bookmark is a ZigBee-enabled sensor node that can report its sensed light intensity to the lamp with a user-friendly interface and two-way communication capability. The lamp can use its LEDs to locate user's reading surface to which the bookmark is attached, move toward the surface, and further tune its luminous intensity to meet user's preference. We develop the geometrical model for surface tracking. iLamp demonstrates a new centimeter-level location-tracking system using light intensity alone without other extra media or devices.
Date of Conference: 9-13 March 2009