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C. Wang, Y. Dai, N. Elsheimy, C. Wen, G. Retscher, Z. Kang, A. Lingua
2020 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The MiMAP project provides a common framework for the evaluation and comparison of LiDAR-based SLAM, BIM feature extraction, and smartphone-based indoor positioning methods.  ...  In this paper, we present a publicly available benchmark dataset on multisensorial indoor mapping and positioning (MiMAP), which is sponsored by ISPRS scientific initiatives.  ...  During the IMLS procedure, 3D point clouds and high accuracy trajectories with position and orientation are acquired.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-v-5-2020-117-2020 fatcat:zqivoerw3vgpfdsqb7islgcntm

On analyzing user location discovery methods in smart homes: A taxonomy and survey

Ehsan Ahvar, Nafiseh Daneshgar-Moghaddam, Antonio M. Ortiz, Gyu Myoung Lee, Noel Crespi
2016 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
Although we mainly focus on smart homes, the results of this article can be generalized to other spaces such as smart offices and eHealth environments.  ...  This article proposes a new taxonomy with a broad coverage of ULD methods in terms of user satisfaction and technical features.  ...  Very high [34] Video camera, access Point, mobile phone 2 video cameras , 6 access points High [35] Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, insole de- vices, wireless receiver 8 IMU sensors  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2016.09.012 fatcat:zfj4sxhgdzecbmlposncjwwdzi

User Tracking Methods for Augmented Reality

Erkan Bostanci, Nadia Kanwal, Shoaib Ehsan, Adrian F. Clark
2013 Journal of clean energy technologies  
This paper presents a comprehensive review of the recent literature on tracking methods used in Augmented Reality applications, both for indoor and outdoor environments.  ...  After critical discussion of the methods used for tracking, the paper identifies limitations of the state-of-the-art techniques and suggests potential future directions to overcome the bottlenecks.  ...  Inspired by a desktop optical mouse and based on the "Anywhere Augmentation" paradigm introduced by the authors for outdoor AR, a tracking system with a camera aiming directly to the ground and an orientation  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijcte.2013.v5.654 fatcat:b4idzqs5qvarfhhzv4n4fkgiyu

A review of smartphones based indoor positioning: challenges and applications [article]

Khuong An Nguyen, Zhiyuan Luo, Guang Li, Chris Watkins
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This article is dedicated to review the most recent and interesting smartphones based indoor navigation systems, ranging from electromagnetic to inertia to visible light ones, with an emphasis on their  ...  For each sensor category, the most recent, interesting and practical systems will be examined, with detailed discussion on the open research questions for the academics, and the practicality for the potential  ...  Availability wise, almost every single smartphone comes equipped with inertial sensors to support the basic functions of adapting the phone screen's orientation.  ... 
arXiv:2006.02251v1 fatcat:gjfkdgj2nzb5jk7y7n2xabkpca


G. Piniotis, S. Soile, F. Bourexis, M. Tsakiri, C. Ioannidis
2020 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
This paper examines SLAM-based and image-based mapping systems for indoor mapping and focuses on the comparison of the 3D point clouds acquired from two commercial mapping systems, Leica BLK2GO and Matterport  ...  Narrow space surveying and mapping is of high importance for many applications, with the demand for digital 3D models in a low-cost and relatively fast way growing rapidly.  ...  Greece for providing the equipment BLK2GO and Matteport Pro2 3D used in this work, especially to A. Skassi and A. Sardelianos.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b2-2020-149-2020 fatcat:uwhzoqvg6ffpdgnkfwinopwtuu

A review of smartphones‐based indoor positioning: Challenges and applications

Khuong An Nguyen, Zhiyuan Luo, Guang Li, Chris Watkins
2021 IET Cyber-Systems and Robotics  
This article is dedicated to review the most recent and interesting smartphones-based indoor navigation systems, ranging from electromagnetic to inertia to visible light ones, with an emphasis on their  ...  Academics working on smartphones-based indoor positioning may find interesting novel ideas for future research.  ...  Nevertheless, as with other sensor categories, inertial sensors were not designed with indoor positioning in mind. Hence, they face the following challenges. � Unconstrained phone orientation.  ... 
doi:10.1049/csy2.12004 fatcat:nm2kvhj4gbb2za4wpyjs4znufu

The toulouse vanishing points dataset

Vincent Angladon, Simone Gasparini, Vincent Charvillat
2015 Proceedings of the 6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference on - MMSys '15  
Moreover, contrary to existing works which provide vanishing points of reference in the form of single points, we computed uncertainty regions.  ...  Its originality is the addition of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data synchronized with the camera under the form of rotation matrices.  ...  Inertial data In the last decades we witnessed a notable breakthrough in microelectronics which brought low-cost miniaturized silicon sensors to common mobile devices such as smart-phones and tablets.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2713168.2713196 dblp:conf/mmsys/AngladonGC15 fatcat:ujoz6onolvg2la4zckhasot2ta

Indoor positioning and wayfinding systems: a survey

Jayakanth Kunhoth, AbdelGhani Karkar, Somaya Al-Maadeed, Abdulla Al-Ali
2020 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
In particular, the paper reviews different computer vision-based indoor navigation and positioning systems along with indoor scene recognition methods that can aid the indoor navigation.  ...  Radio frequency (RF) signals, computer vision, and sensor-based solutions are more suitable for tracking the users in indoor environments.  ...  [62] developed an indoor positioning system called 3DLoc, which is a 3D feature-based indoor positioning system that can operate on handheld smart devices to locate the user in real time.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13673-020-00222-0 fatcat:m7lt5zdcjbbsvlh7fwatjvpx6y

Mobile augmented reality survey: a bottom-up approach [article]

Zhanpeng Huang, Pan Hui, Christoph Peylo, Dimitris Chatzopoulos
2013 arXiv   pre-print
On top of these, we further introduce the application fields and several typical MAR applications.  ...  There are several survey papers on AR, but none is dedicated to Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR). Our work serves the purpose of closing this gap. The contents are organized with a bottom-up approach.  ...  The game adopts GPS and digital compass to track player's position and orientation. A vision-based tracking method is used for indoor environments.  ... 
arXiv:1309.4413v2 fatcat:7wrzz74cnbc5lpugrfqi5icw3e

Mobile Visual Location Recognition

Georg Schroth, Robert Huitl, David Chen, Mohammad Abu-Alqumsan, Anas Al-Nuaimi, Eckehard Steinbach
2011 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  
Images as well as a 3D point cloud of the environment are recorded while localization and mapping is based on fusing a laser range sensor with wheel odometry.  ...  As today's cell phones typically come with a single camera, we will concentrate in the following on monocular visual odometry.  ... 
doi:10.1109/msp.2011.940882 fatcat:7vzjij4qvjb5hcc2znqp7ginuy

Indoor Drones for the Creative Industries: Distinctive Features/Opportunities in Safety Navigation [chapter]

José-Luis Poza-Luján, Juan-Luis Posadas-Yagüe, Alberto Cristóbal, Miguel Rosa
2018 Drones and the Creative Industry  
This chapter provides an analysis of the indoor drones' characteristics and differences from the existing RPAS with a special focus on the features that indoor drones must have.  ...  The work provides a vision about the components that integrate a necessary architecture to a safety flight in indoor environments.  ...  It is in charge of orienting the Record Camera to its correct point of interest regardless of the position and orientation of the drone.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95261-1_9 fatcat:ecxbqfm7mrdglkl46jxgwn42vi

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  
Based on these evaluations and the knowledge generated in the design process, I am able to classify capacitive proximity sensing in smart environments.  ...  Based on distinct sensor characteristics, different ratings are used as weighting factors in calculating a benchmarking score.  ...  I The patience, encouragement and support of my parents Margit and Werner, as well as the rest of my family has been immense in the last five years. I am eternally grateful.  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-150341 fatcat:sx2zkrxspvhdnpzvtx7w22kh2m

Feasibility of Google Tango and Kinect for Crowdsourcing Forestry Information

Juha Hyyppä, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Anttoni Jaakkola, Xiaowei Yu, Hannu Hyyppä, Xinlian Liang
2017 Forests  
In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of using the Microsoft Kinect and Google Tango frame-based depth sensors for individual tree stem measurements and reconstruction for the purpose of forest  ...  The stem curve from the ground to the diameter at breast height agreed with a bias of 0.7 cm and random error of 0.8 cm with respect to the reference trunk.  ...  3D Digitalization, Robotics, Geospatial Information and Image Processing/Computing-Point Cloud Ecosystem" (No. 293389).  ... 
doi:10.3390/f9010006 fatcat:clmwc2semzf3helesfhdgppfve

Blind MuseumTourer: A System for Self-Guided Tours in Museums and Blind Indoor Navigation

Apostolos Meliones, Demetrios Sampson
2018 Technologies  
route indications combined with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons and inertial dead-reckoning functionality, to come up with a reliable and highly accurate indoor positioning system adopting the latter  ...  Notably valuable efforts have focused on helping people with special needs.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank their students Costas Filios, Gerasimos Gkotsopoulos and Oleg Popivtsak for contributing some parts of the system code.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010004 fatcat:ejbvnwex4jdb5ldvhtk52hlhuq

Fast Metric Acquisition with Mobile Devices [article]

Valeria Garro, Giovanni Pintore, Fabio Ganovelli, Enrico Gobbetti, Roberto Scopigno
2016 Vision  
The method recovers real world units by comparing the acceleration values from the inertial sensors with the ones inferred from images.  ...  We demonstrate the effectiveness and the accuracy of our method through an integrated mobile system returning point clouds in metric scale.  ...  We also acknowledge the contribution of Sardinian Regional Authorities under projects VIGEC and Vis&VideoLab.  ... 
doi:10.2312/vmv.20161339 dblp:conf/vmv/GarroPGGS16 fatcat:k3mxt3ns2nb4doxpyuk3pvcl5e
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