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ARIANNA: A smartphone-based navigation system with human in the loop

Daniele Croce, Pierluigi Gallo, Domenico Garlisi, Laura Giarre, Stefano Mangione, Ilenia Tinnirello
2014 22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation  
ARIANNA (pAth Recognition for Indoor Assisted NavigatioN with Augmented perception) permits to find some points of interests in an indoor environment by following a path painted or sticked on the floor  ...  signals), while the smartphones sensors provide the set of measurements used for state estimation.  ...  NAVIGATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION The ARIANNA navigation system is especially designed for indoor scenarios, where GPS-based solutions are unavailable, and exploits the visual sensor and vibration signals  ... 
doi:10.1109/med.2014.6961318 dblp:conf/med/CroceGGGMT14 fatcat:6pqcqljernag7pryafg44z7l64

Sensor Modalities and Fusion for Robust Indoor Localisation

Michał Kozłowski, Raúl Santos-Rodríguez, Robert Piechocki
2019 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems  
The aim of this survey is to discuss the currently prevalent and emerging types of sensors used for location estimation.  ...  Whilst the survey literature pertaining to localisation systems and methods is large [54, 171, 181] , there exists very little in the way of localisation-centric sensor utilisation.  ...  Additionally, NLoS conditions are difficult to negotiate with this type of sensors [5, 88] .  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.12-12-2019.162670 fatcat:huldsgytwzhetcc3hfeczufgzm

Comparison of energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor networks

James M. Gilbert, Farooq Balouchi
2008 International Journal of Automation and Computing  
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) offer an attractive solution to many environmental, security, and process monitoring problems.  ...  This paper reviews the characteristics and energy requirements of typical sensor network nodes, assesses a range of potential ambient energy sources, and outlines the characteristics of a wide range of  ...  Conversion systems suitable for this type of energy source are significantly different from those used for vibrational sources.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11633-008-0334-2 fatcat:f2mu5wahzbgztc2yduipq4eia4

Path-guided indoor navigation for the visually impaired using minimal building retrofitting

Dhruv Jain
2014 Proceedings of the 16th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers & accessibility - ASSETS '14  
We then deployed the system in a building and field tested it with ten visually impaired users.  ...  Results from a formative study with five visually impaired individuals informed the design of the system.  ...  (a)Start position on floor 4, (b)waiting for lift, (c)entering floor 3, (d)final position. Figure 9 : 9 Graph showing the 'time of travel' for each user without and with our system.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2661334.2661359 dblp:conf/assets/Jain14 fatcat:3vhbv7y5kjfdtjwec3syx5he2a

Sensing Technology for Human Activity Recognition: a Comprehensive Survey

Biying Fu, Naser Damer, Florian Kirchbuchner, Arjan Kuijper.
2020 IEEE Access  
To the best of our knowledge, there is no thorough sensor-driven survey that considers all sensor categories in the domain of human activity recognition with respect to the sampled physical properties,  ...  Finally, we conclude with general remarks and provide future research directions for human activity recognition within the presented sensor categorization.  ...  Even with a relatively low system operating frequency of only 10 Hz, an accurate indoor positioning system is achievable.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2991891 fatcat:ukkpc2gdkvd2dird52ttebe6sy

Practical Implementation of Structural Health Monitoring in Multi-Story Buildings

Arvindan Sivasuriyan, D.S. Vijayan, Wojciech Górski, Łukasz Wodzyński, Magdalena Daria Vaverková, Eugeniusz Koda
2021 Buildings  
From this perspective, advanced sensor technology and data acquisition techniques can systematically monitor a building in real time.  ...  In this paper, we discuss the real-time monitoring and response of buildings, which includes both static and dynamic analyses along with numerical simulation studies such as finite element analysis (FEA  ...  [21] demonstrated an advanced sensing system, namely, a multiple agent system (MAS), by combining three different types of sensors, piezoelectric sensors, fiber optic sensors, and a strain gauge, to  ... 
doi:10.3390/buildings11060263 fatcat:zfzsyqlh4regjmz2nq5un67n2e

Indoor localization and surveillance usingwireless sensor network and Pan/Tilt camera

Pratikkumar Desai, Kuldip S. Rattan
2009 Proceedings of the IEEE 2009 National Aerospace & Electronics Conference (NAECON)  
In this thesis, a system consisting of Cricket wireless sensor motes, a camera and a Pan/Tilt gimbal is proposed to solve the indoor localization and surveillance problems.  ...  The accuracy of the system was tested using a laser pointer mounted on top of the camera and was shown that the system tracked the object with negligible error.  ...  It also includes open-air type piezo-electric sensor whose output is connected to a two-stage amplifier with a programmable voltage gain between 70 dB and 78 dB.  ... 
doi:10.1109/naecon.2009.5426659 fatcat:oywycyzq4jfnhprtqdqlw57jyi

Leveraging conductive inkjet technology to build a scalable and versatile surface for ubiquitous sensing

Nan-Wei Gong, Steve Hodges, Joseph A. Paradiso
2011 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing - UbiComp '11  
The system is based on a new conductive inkjet technology, which allows capacitive sensor electrodes and different types of RF antennas to be cheaply printed onto a roll of flexible substrate that may  ...  We have also incorporated GSM and NFC electromagnetic radiation sensing and piezoelectric pressure and vibration detection.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank members of Sensors and Devices Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, especially James Scott, Nicolas Villar, Shahram Izadi and Alex Butler for their help and support  ... 
doi:10.1145/2030112.2030120 dblp:conf/huc/GongHP11 fatcat:ufzrkotnn5fjzemwlpkfpvvtci

Low-Cost Ultrasonic Range Improvements for an Assistive Device

David Abreu, Jonay Toledo, Benito Codina, Arminda Suárez
2021 Sensors  
This improves accuracy and security in areas where different ultrasonic sensors are working simultaneously.  ...  The main results showed a change in total involuntary contacts with unknown obstacles and high user satisfaction.  ...  First peaks are weaker as the piezo is starting to vibrate. Then, after the 8 pulses, the piezo keeps vibrating and generating additional weaker peaks.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21124250 fatcat:ymvkvehc7vbxznszdobg4bnn7i

An assistive haptic interface for appearance-based indoor navigation

Jose Rivera-Rubio, Kai Arulkumaran, Hemang Rishi, Ioannis Alexiou, Anil A. Bharath
2016 Computer Vision and Image Understanding  
We assess the accuracy of vision-based localisation by making comparisons with estimates of location derived from both a recent SLAM-based algorithm and from indoor surveying equipment.  ...  We test the components of a system that is able to provide blindfolded users with information about location via tactile feedback.  ...  one combination of sensor, one type of inference method and one type of user interface to provide navigation information (see Fig. 1 ).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cviu.2016.02.014 fatcat:7avikn6i35dgbnxc2guppp4lzq

State-of-the-Art Wearable Sensors and Possibilities for Radar in Fall Prevention

José Gabriel Argañarás, Yan Tat Wong, Rezaul Begg, Nemai Chandra Karmakar
2021 Sensors  
A review of the sensors used for gait analysis and their applications to technology-based fall prevention interventions was conducted, focusing on wearable devices and radar technology.  ...  Diagonal-pattern bars show the number of times that the sensor type was used in combination with other types of sensors.  ...  Ultrasonic sensors act as sonars and they can be used for estimating the distance between the floor and the subject's foot [49, 50] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21206836 pmid:34696046 fatcat:nagegigkszc6jntvsuyk56ufiu

Energy Harvesting and Wireless Transfer in Sensor Network Applications

Naveed Anwar Bhatti, Muhammad Hamad Alizai, Affan A. Syed, Luca Mottola
2016 ACM transactions on sensor networks  
Indoor environments → body sensor networks (BSNs).  ...  The electrons travel through the P-N junction towards the P-type layer to fill the holes in the latter.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2915918 fatcat:mrlt2yqt3zakvnyxqfovthmei4

Selection and Calibration of Acoustic Sensors

Tamil Chandran. A, Dhanya. M. P, Surendran. P, Jacob Chandapillai
2016 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
Different types of microphones are available; each has its own advantage and disadvantage.  ...  The basic elements of a noise measuring system are a microphone, an amplifier, a signal processor and a readout or monitoring unit.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The authors have drawn profusely from technical documentation of B&K and other sources, with a view of presenting a clear illustration of the subject to different target groups and their  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv5is060509 fatcat:cljwjq26tnawzft3mbvopmxvlu

A multi-modal dance corpus for research into interaction between humans in virtual environments

Slim Essid, Xinyu Lin, Marc Gowing, Georgios Kordelas, Anil Aksay, Philip Kelly, Thomas Fillon, Qianni Zhang, Alfred Dielmann, Vlado Kitanovski, Robin Tournemenne, Aymeric Masurelle (+4 others)
2012 Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces  
with teacher guidance in an online virtual dance studio.  ...  The total duration of the recorded content is 1 hour and 40 minutes for each single sensor, amounting to 55 hours of recordings across all sensors.  ...  The on-floor positions of the Bruel & Kjaer and Piezo sensors, as well as the spacing between the Shoeps microphones are provided in the corpus.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12193-012-0109-5 fatcat:4lt7adj3qzb4tlk274muawcmde

Application and validation of capacitive proximity sensing systems in smart environments

Andreas Braun, Christoph Stahl, Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Wolfgang Zagler, Björn Göttfried
2015 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
Previous benchmarks for pervasive systems have been adapted towards sensors systems and include metrics that are specific for smart environments.  ...  They include cameras, accelerometers, GPS, acoustic systems, or capacitive sensors.  ...  Typically, they consist of a piezo element that transfers vibration to an electric current, which is subsequently amplified. Most human activities produce some kind of sound.  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-150341 fatcat:sx2zkrxspvhdnpzvtx7w22kh2m
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