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Evaluating the n-Core Polaris Real-Time Locating System in an Indoor Environment

  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Óscar García
  • Ricardo S. Alonso
  • Fabio Guevara
  • Jorge Catalina
  • Raúl A. Bravo
  • Juan Manuel Corchado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 157)

Abstract

Context-aware technologies allow Ambient Assisted Living developments to automatically obtain information from users and their environment in a distributed and ubiquitous way. One of the most important technologies used to provide context-awareness is Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Wireless Sensor Networks comprise an ideal technology to develop Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) aimed at indoor environments, where existing global navigation satellite systems do not work correctly. In this regard, n-Core Polaris is an indoor and outdoor RTLS based on ZigBee WSNs and an innovative set of locating and automation engines. This paper presents the main components of the n-Core Polaris, as well as some experiments made in a real scenario whose results demonstrate the effectiveness of the system in indoor environments.

Keywords

Ambient Assisted Living Real-Time Locating Systems Wireless Sensor Networks ZigBee Web Services 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Óscar García
    • 1
  • Ricardo S. Alonso
    • 1
  • Fabio Guevara
    • 1
  • Jorge Catalina
    • 1
  • Raúl A. Bravo
    • 2
  • Juan Manuel Corchado
    • 2
  1. 1.R&D DepartmentNebusens, S.L., Scientific Park of the University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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