Reading the Waves: Using RFID for Human Object Interaction Detection

Disney Research, a part of The Walt Disney Co. focused on technical innovation, has developed a low-cost, unobtrusive method of using RFID to understand how humans interact with objects. By monitoring changes in the low-level radio channel parameters, a real-time classification engine is able to simultaneously track more than 20 objects and identify four types of interaction events with 93% accuracy. Learn how this system can be used for interactive gaming, activity inferencing in smart homes and the identification of customer browsing habits in retail environments.