indoor positioning system


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indoor positioning system

A navigation system used inside venues such as airports, museums, shopping malls and hospitals. An indoor positioning system (IPS) is the indoor counterpart to the global positioning system (see GPS). In the past, a variety of communications methods have been used, including optical and acoustic; however, now that so many people have smartphones with Wi-Fi, the mobile app has become the viable approach.

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A feature of an indoor positioning system is not only directions but also the information that can be retrieved. For example, passing by a store in a mall can trigger the day's specials on a smartphone app. In a museum, more facts can be displayed as the visitor approaches an exhibit.
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IMPLEMENTATION OF WITRACKER INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEM
As a result, current indoor positioning systems cannot satisfy the challenging demands for most indoor applications.
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In this method, it is to integrate the TC-OFDM indoor positioning system with images that taken by using cameras of the smartphones.
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The Sonitor indoor positioning system (IPS) uses Detectors and Tags that are linked through the existing wired or wireless local area network (LAN) to a digital file containing all vital statistics and information about the item or person being monitored.
Active Badges [16] is the first indoor positioning system which is based on infrared sensors.
An Indoor Positioning System (IPS) is difficult to implement due to complex indoor settings and high precision demands.
Morley continued, "With Radianse, we get a dedicated indoor positioning system designed specifically for healthcare that is highly accurate and stable with minimal maintenance and upkeep -- it can even send out messages when something needs to be done.
At the core of Radianse solutions is the company's indoor positioning system (IPS), which uses active-RFID tags, LAN-ready receivers and web-based location analysis software to locate and associate medical equipment, patients and staff.
provides an active-RFID technology that incorporates an indoor positioning system (IPS) for healthcare to reduce asset shrinkage and labor costs and improve utilization, patient flow-times and overall workflow efficiency.