A Real-Time Indoor Positioning System Based on RFID and Kinect
Global navigation satellite system is fully well developed in outdoor positioning nowadays; however, it cannot be applied in indoor positioning. The research of indoor positioning is rapidly increasing in recent years, and most researchers have paid much attention to RFID technology in indoor positioning; however, RFID is restricted by hardware characteristics and the disturbance of wireless signals. It is difficult to deal with the RFID positioning method. Therefore, this paper proposed an indoor real-time location system combined with active RFID and Kinect. Based on the identification and positioning functions of RFID, and the effective object extraction ability of Kinect, the proposed system can analyze the identification and position of persons accurately and effectively.
KeywordsRFID Kinect Indoor Positioning Localization
The authors would like to thank the National Science Council of the Republic of China, Taiwan for financially supporting this research under Contract No. NSC-101-2221-E-156-013 and NSC-99-2632-H-156-001-MY3.
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