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Collaborative PDR Localisation with Mobile Phones

Kloch, K. and Lukowicz, P. and Fischer, C. (2011) Collaborative PDR Localisation with Mobile Phones. In: Wearable Computers (ISWC), 2011 15th Annual International Symposium on. IEEE, pp. 37-40. ISBN 978-1-4577-0774-2

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Abstract

We investigate how an ad hoc collaboration between devices which happen to be physically close to each other can improve the quality of pedestrian dead-reckoning (PDR). The general idea is that whenever two users come close to each other, their devices use the proximity information to improve their PDR location estimates. In a public space the improvement will not only affect the two involved users, but also all the other people that they will meet and collaborate with in the future. On data collected from the mobile phones of 12 users over a course of three days during an open air festival in Malta (a total of 60 walked kilometres) we demonstrate that such collaboration can improve the localisation accuracy by a factor of four and prevent unbounded PDR error. The results imply that collaboration in crowded public spaces enables even simple smart phone-based PDR systems to provide effective localisation over long time periods and distances.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative localisation ; pdr
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57253
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2012 09:07
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57253

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