SmartResponse: Emergency and Non-emergency Response for Smartphone Based Indoor Localization Applications

  • Manoj Penmetcha
  • Arabinda Samantaray
  • Byung-Cheol Min
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 714)


In this paper, we present an Android based application that uses Wi-Fi fingerprinting technique to locate a person in an indoor environment with an accuracy of 1–2 m in 70% and 2–3 m in 30% of the test runs. This application can run in the background and whenever the individual requires assistance, their exact location along with a floor map image can be communicated to the appropriate authorities through an SMS, which is activated by pre-defined gestures such as swipe on a smartphone. We envision that the proposed application will assist people who are blind or visually impaired in navigating an indoor environment and in requesting assistance from other individual during their independent navigation.


Emergency assistance Indoor localization Wi-Fi Android programming Visually impaired 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoj Penmetcha
    • 1
  • Arabinda Samantaray
    • 1
  • Byung-Cheol Min
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer and Information TechnologyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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