An Indoor Positioning System Based on Static Objects in Large Indoor Scenes by Using Smartphone Cameras
AbstractThe demand for location-based services (LBS) in large indoor spaces, such as airports, shopping malls, museums and libraries, has been increasing in recent years. However, there is still no fully applicable solution for indoor positioning and navigation like Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions in outdoor environments. Positioning in indoor scenes by using smartphone cameras has its own advantages: no additional needed infrastructure, low cost and a large potential market due to the popularity of smartphones, etc. However, existing methods or systems based on smartphone cameras and visual algorithms have their own limitations when implemented in relatively large indoor spaces. To deal with this problem, we designed an indoor positioning system to locate users in large indoor scenes. The system uses common static objects as references, e.g., doors and windows, to locate users. By using smartphone cameras, our proposed system is able to detect static objects in large indoor spaces and then calculate the smartphones’ position to locate users. The system integrates algorithms of deep learning and computer vision. Its cost is low because it does not require additional infrastructure. Experiments in an art museum with a complicated visual environment suggest that this method is able to achieve positioning accuracy within 1 m. View Full-Text
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Xiao, A.; Chen, R.; Li, D.; Chen, Y.; Wu, D. An Indoor Positioning System Based on Static Objects in Large Indoor Scenes by Using Smartphone Cameras. Sensors 2018, 18, 2229.
Xiao A, Chen R, Li D, Chen Y, Wu D. An Indoor Positioning System Based on Static Objects in Large Indoor Scenes by Using Smartphone Cameras. Sensors. 2018; 18(7):2229.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiao, Aoran; Chen, Ruizhi; Li, Deren; Chen, Yujin; Wu, Dewen. 2018. "An Indoor Positioning System Based on Static Objects in Large Indoor Scenes by Using Smartphone Cameras." Sensors 18, no. 7: 2229.
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