Multi-cell Based UWB Indoor Positioning System

  • JaeMin Hong
  • ShinHeon Kim
  • KyuJin Kim
  • ChongGun KimEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11432)


Indoor positioning is a big issue to trace or navigate for a moving object. Methods using Wi-Fi have been widely studied even though Wi-Fi has a lot of problems. UWB is an alternative indoor positioning method. But indoor positioning using UWB has lots of problems to solve. At an indoor environment like hospitals, many pathways like a maze is an important target for positioning. For monitoring an active moving object in some period, continuous tracking is needed. A cell system is proposed to overcome limitation of UWB modules on continuous indoor position tracking during some period. The proposed system can be used for analyzing staff workload at hospitals and for real time monitoring. Measuring nursing activities is critical steps to understand relationship between nursing practices, workload and patient safety.


Cells Wi-Fi UWB BLE Indoor positioning Workload monitoring 



This research was supported by The Leading Human Resource Training Program of Regional Neo industry through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and future Planning, and the BK21 Plus Program funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE, Korea) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • JaeMin Hong
    • 1
  • ShinHeon Kim
    • 1
  • KyuJin Kim
    • 2
  • ChongGun Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringYeungnam UniversityGyeongsanKorea
  2. 2.College of NursingKyungpook National UniversityDaeguKorea

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