Environment optimization for space based on presence and activities

  • US 10,057,963 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2017
  • Issued: 08/21/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An environment control system for controlling space experiences within a defined first space within a facility, the system comprising:

  • at least a first lighting device located within the first space, the first lighting device controllable to generate at least first, second and third visually distinguishable lighting effects within the first space;

    at least a first sensor for sensing user activities within the first space;

    a controller linked to the sensor and to the at least a first lighting device, the controller programmed to perform the steps of;

    sensing occupancy of the first space;

    sensing, using the at least a first sensor, at least a second user parameter associated with a user that occupies the at least a first space;

    determining, based at least in part on the at least a second user parameter having a first value, that the user is performing a first activity of a plurality of activities, wherein each activity is associated with a space experience corresponding to one or more environmental characteristics; and

    controlling the at least a first lighting device to generate the first lighting effect when the first space is unoccupied, to generate the second lighting effect when the first space is at least initially occupied and to generate the third lighting effect, associated with the first activity, while the first space is occupied and the at least a second parameter associated with the user has the first value.

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