Indoor Localization and Tracking Using 802.11 Networks and Smartphones

  • João Quintas
  • António Cunha
  • Pedro Serra
  • André Pereira
  • Bruno Marques
  • Jorge Dias
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 386)

Abstract

ambient assisted living is an area of interest because of the potential for aid in needs and difficulties for the elderly or disabled. These systems have the potential to help control medication intake up to saving lives by complex monitoring. In this type of monitoring, an indoor localization system is necessary. We propose an indoor localization system based on existing WiFi networks, which doubles as a platform to store positional data. This is implemented through location fingerprinting with added value and precision.

Keywords

indoor location position wifi gps signal strength navigation calibration user phone mobile device positioning localization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Quintas
    • 1
  • António Cunha
    • 1
  • Pedro Serra
    • 1
  • André Pereira
    • 1
  • Bruno Marques
    • 1
  • Jorge Dias
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Automatics and Systems of Instituto Pedro NunesPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de CoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Khalifa UniversityAbu Dhabi

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