Point of interest awareness using indoor positioning with a mobile phone

Paulo Pombinho*, Ana Paula Afonso, Maria Beatriz Carmo

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Abstract

Although location based applications have been gaining popularity, most positioning devices do not work when in an indoor environment, hindering the development of both mixed and indoor location based applications. In this paper we present a point of interest aware application that shows information to the user that is dependent on his indoor location. To be able to detect the user's position, we propose a technique, based on the detection of footsteps, and the direction in which they were taken, to be able to calculate the position of the user inside a building. To improve the accuracy of the system, we use information about the buildings floor plan to create a graph that can be used to correct invalid movements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPECCS 2011 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems
Pages5-14
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems, PECCS 2011 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 5 Mar 20117 Mar 2011

Publication series

NamePECCS 2011 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems, PECCS 2011
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period5/03/117/03/11

Keywords

  • Indoor positioning
  • Mixed environments
  • Mobile devices
  • Point of interest
  • Step detection algorithm

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