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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6] Yang, Jingjing, Zhihui Wang, and Xiao Zhang, "An iBeacon-based Indoor Positioning Systems for Hospitals," International Journal of Smart Home, vol.
The triangulation of Geospatial Information, Global and Indoor Positioning Systems (GIS, GPS, IPS) will support accurate and comprehensive Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR).
Lam of De La Salle University placed third for his project: Breadcrumb: An Indoor Simultaneous Localization and Mapping System for Mobile Devices, which could enable users to have access to indoor positioning systems, much like the GPS yet for commercial spaces.
This will allow venue managers or owners to develop indoor positioning systems.
24 July 2013 a[euro]" US Wi-Fi solutions provider Ruckus Wireless Inc (NYSE:RKUS) said it had taken over Singaporean privately-held indoor positioning systems company YFind Technologies Private Ltd.
Indoor positioning systems have become very popular in recent years.
Indoor office scenario is a classical indoor application scenario and it is the most common scenario for indoor positioning systems.
Indoor positioning systems based on wireless local area networks are growing rapidly in importance and gaining commercial interest.
Many emerging indoor positioning systems based on ultrasound, infrared and radio frequency have been proposed recently [1,2].
Leveraging unparalleled software integration capabilities and real-time indoor positioning systems (IPSs), Radianse solutions help hospitals locate people and equipment across the enterprise, anticipate next steps and proactively respond to status changes.
Leveraging unparalleled software integration capabilities and real-time indoor positioning systems (IPSs), Radianse solutions move patients throughout the hospital more safely and smoothly, enabling clinicians to spend less time on organizational logistics and more time on patient care.