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1. (WO2015122201) AIR CONDITIONER AND THERMAL IMAGE SENSOR SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/122201    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2015/000714
Publication Date: Fri Aug 21 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 18 00:59:59 CET 2015
IPC: F24F 11/02
F24F 11/053
Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION
パナソニック株式会社
Inventors: KUBO, Hiroko
久保 博子
SHIKII, Shinichi
式井 愼一
KUSUKAME, Koichi
楠亀 弘一
Title: AIR CONDITIONER AND THERMAL IMAGE SENSOR SYSTEM
Abstract:
An air conditioner that controls the air conditioning of a space and comprises a thermal image acquisition unit, a calculation unit, and a control unit. The thermal image acquisition unit obtains a thermal image indicating the temperature distribution in a space. The calculation unit specifies an area corresponding to a person, in the thermal image obtained by the thermal image acquisition unit, determines a body temperature being the temperature of the person in the space, on the basis of the temperature distribution for the area corresponding to the person, and estimates the warm/cold feeling of the person in the space, on the basis of the difference between the body temperature and the ambient temperature obtained from a temperature for the area other than the area corresponding to the person. The control unit controls at least one among the wind volume, wind temperature, and wind direction for the air conditioner, on the basis of the warm/cold feeling of the person in the space estimated by the calculation unit.