A Real-Time Indoor Positioning System Based on RFID and Kinect

  • Ching-Sheng Wang
  • Chien-Liang Chen
  • You-Ming Guo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 253)


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.


RFID 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ching-Sheng Wang
    • 1
  • Chien-Liang Chen
    • 1
  • You-Ming Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringAletheia UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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