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Evaluation of realtime people tracking for indoor environments using ubiquitous motion sensors and limited wireless network infrastructure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We present the development and evaluation of a realtime indoor localisation system for tracking people. Our aim was to track a person’s indoor position using dead-reckoning, while limiting position error without depending on extensive wireless network infrastructure. The Indoor People Tracker used wearable motion sensors, a floor-plan map and a limited wireless sensor network for proximity ranging. We evaluated how the position accuracy of the Indoor People Tracker was affected by floor-plan map features, wireless proximity range and motion information. The advantage of the Indoor People Tracker was found; it was able to achieve accurate position resolution with minimal error, while not depending on wireless proximity.

UOW Authors


  •   D'Souza, Matthew (external author)
  •   Wark, Tim (external author)
  •   Karunanithi, Mohanraj (external author)
  •   Ros, Montserrat

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • D'Souza, M., Wark, T., Karunanithi, M. & Ros, M. 2013, 'Evaluation of realtime people tracking for indoor environments using ubiquitous motion sensors and limited wireless network infrastructure', Pervasive and Mobile Computing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 498-515.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878644383

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1422

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 498

End Page


  • 515

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • We present the development and evaluation of a realtime indoor localisation system for tracking people. Our aim was to track a person’s indoor position using dead-reckoning, while limiting position error without depending on extensive wireless network infrastructure. The Indoor People Tracker used wearable motion sensors, a floor-plan map and a limited wireless sensor network for proximity ranging. We evaluated how the position accuracy of the Indoor People Tracker was affected by floor-plan map features, wireless proximity range and motion information. The advantage of the Indoor People Tracker was found; it was able to achieve accurate position resolution with minimal error, while not depending on wireless proximity.

UOW Authors


  •   D'Souza, Matthew (external author)
  •   Wark, Tim (external author)
  •   Karunanithi, Mohanraj (external author)
  •   Ros, Montserrat

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • D'Souza, M., Wark, T., Karunanithi, M. & Ros, M. 2013, 'Evaluation of realtime people tracking for indoor environments using ubiquitous motion sensors and limited wireless network infrastructure', Pervasive and Mobile Computing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 498-515.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878644383

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1422

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 498

End Page


  • 515

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands