User Attribute Classification Method Based on Trajectory Patterns with Active Scanning Devices
Technologies for grasping the distribution and flow of people are required for urban planning, traffic planning, evacuation, rescue activities in case of disaster, and marketing. In order to grasp what kind of attribute the distribution and flow of people are formed, this paper proposes a method that estimates the attributes of users. As a method of estimating user attributes, we utilize probe request frame of Wi-Fi that smartphones are emitting. Probe request frame includes MAC address, enabling us to acquire the movement trajectory of a user by tracking the MAC address. By using the feature values obtained from the movement trajectory of the user, users are roughly classified into several types. In this paper, we focus on the user attribute estimation in underground city comprising of stations, shops, restaurants and so on. Through the practical experiment at Osaka underground city, we confirmed that the proposed method can classify the users into commuter or not by using the intervals between probe request frames.
KeywordsPeople flow analysis Attribute estimation Spatiotemporal data Probe request frame
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