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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1897; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061897

An IBeacon-Based Location System for Smart Home Control

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Bell Honors School, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
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School of communication and information engineering, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
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Received: 6 May 2018 / Revised: 4 June 2018 / Accepted: 5 June 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Homes)
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Abstract

Indoor location and intelligent control system can bring convenience to people’s daily life. In this paper, an indoor control system is designed to achieve equipment remote control by using low-energy Bluetooth (BLE) beacon and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The proposed system consists of five parts: web server, home gateway, smart terminal, smartphone app and BLE beacons. In the web server, fingerprint matching based on RSSI stochastic characteristic and posture recognition model based on geomagnetic sensing are used to establish a more efficient equipment control system, combined with Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) technology to improve the accuracy of location. A personalized menu of remote “one-click” control is finally offered to users in a smartphone app. This smart home control system has been implemented by hardware, and precision and stability tests have been conducted, which proved the practicability and good user experience of this solution. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligent control; indoor location; fingerprint matching; iBeacon; PDR intelligent control; indoor location; fingerprint matching; iBeacon; PDR
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Liu, Q.; Yang, X.; Deng, L. An IBeacon-Based Location System for Smart Home Control. Sensors 2018, 18, 1897.

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