Smart Gesture Control for Home Automation Using Internet of Things

  • Sunil Kumar KhatriEmail author
  • Govind Sharma
  • Prashant Johri
  • Sachit Mohan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 673)


Internet of Things (IoT) is a system where the machines involved in a system or an infrastructure can be monitored and certain activities can be controlled with the help of sensors and actuators. This research presents the model for controlling remote devices with the help of hand gestures. The gestures are recognized using template matching algorithms to identify the hand gestures and control remote things accordingly using the Internet of Things. The microcontrollers and the remote units which are involved in the architecture are connected to the Internet either via LAN or Wi-Fi module. The proposed system will help those who generally forget to switch off the power when not in use, as an example. It is a contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of home automation using a microcontroller.


IoT Embedded microcontroller Gesture control Z-wave protocol Template matching 



The authors express their deep sense of gratitude to The Founder President of Amity Group, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, for his keen interest in promoting research in Amity University and have always been an inspiration for achieving great heights. I would also like to thank Mr. Sachin Mohan, who is IoT Architect at Inventingthoughts Technologies for providing vital information regarding various Android appliances. Mr. Sachit Mohan has provided his consent for the paper for which I am highly obliged. Inventingthoughts Technologies has been of great help in my research paper providing the base for my paper contents. Mr. Mohan’s knowledge in the field of Android devices and their working has been of great help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Kumar Khatri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Govind Sharma
    • 1
  • Prashant Johri
    • 2
  • Sachit Mohan
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Galgotias UniversityGreater NoidaIndia
  3. 3.InventingThoughts TechnologiesGhaziabadIndia

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