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CapFloor - A Flexible Capacitive lndoor Localization System

Braun, Andreas and Heggen, Henning and Wichert, Reiner (2012):
CapFloor - A Flexible Capacitive lndoor Localization System.
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, In: Evaluating AAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking. Indoor Localization and Tracking, In: Communications in Computer and Information Science; 309, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33533-4₃, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Indoor localization is an important part of integrated AAL solutions providing continuous services to elderly persons. They are able to fulfill multiple purposes, ranging from energy saving or location based reminders to burglary detection. Particularly useful are combined systems that include localization, as well as additional services e.g. fall detection. Capacitive sensing systems that allow detecting the presence of a body over distance are a possible solution for indoor localization that has been used in the past. However usually the installation requirements are high and consequently they are expensive to integrate. We propose a flexible, integrated solution based on affordable, open-source hardware that allows indoor localization and fall detection specifically designed for challenges in the context of AAL. The system is composed of sensing mats that can be placed under various types of floor covering that wirelessly transmit data to a central platform providing localization and fall detection services to connected AAL platforms. The system was evaluated noncompetitive in the 2011 EvAAL indoor localization competition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Braun, Andreas and Heggen, Henning and Wichert, Reiner
Title: CapFloor - A Flexible Capacitive lndoor Localization System
Language: English
Abstract:

Indoor localization is an important part of integrated AAL solutions providing continuous services to elderly persons. They are able to fulfill multiple purposes, ranging from energy saving or location based reminders to burglary detection. Particularly useful are combined systems that include localization, as well as additional services e.g. fall detection. Capacitive sensing systems that allow detecting the presence of a body over distance are a possible solution for indoor localization that has been used in the past. However usually the installation requirements are high and consequently they are expensive to integrate. We propose a flexible, integrated solution based on affordable, open-source hardware that allows indoor localization and fall detection specifically designed for challenges in the context of AAL. The system is composed of sensing mats that can be placed under various types of floor covering that wirelessly transmit data to a central platform providing localization and fall detection services to connected AAL platforms. The system was evaluated noncompetitive in the 2011 EvAAL indoor localization competition.

Series Name: Communications in Computer and Information Science; 309
Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Field: Digital society, Research Area: Confluence of graphics and vision, Capacitive sensors, Fall detection, Indoor localization systems
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: Evaluating AAL Systems Through Competitive Benchmarking. Indoor Localization and Tracking
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:16
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33533-4₃
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