Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
E. Mok, G. Retscher, D. Wang, L. Xia:
"Use of Smartphones for Tracking and Trip Recording";
Talk: 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services LBS 2011,
- 2011-11-23; in: "8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services LBS 2011",
Smartphones provide communication convenience for people in their daily life but also offer opportunities to collect data for scientific research and they provide location capabilities. Conventionally, for tracking and trip recording the location determination of the user relies mainly on a GPS data logger. In challenging urban environments where GNSS signals are frequently blocked the GPS data loggers may not be able to provide sufficient coverage for tracking of a user and trip recording. In addition, carrying a GPS data logger may impose some additional burden to individuals. The use of smartphones for trip recording has the advantage that no additional device has to be carried by the user.
Most importantly, apart from the GPS receiver additional sensors such as WiFi as well as a digital compass and accelerometers are integrated into the smartphone, which leads to better coverage in challenging urban environments and even indoor for tracking and trip recording. The integration of GPS/WiFi mobile devices, wireless communications and other positioning technologies, as well as geographic information and mapping systems are the basis for tracking applications. The accelerometers in the smartphone can be used to determine the current movement state of the user (e.g. standing, walking, or fast moving in a car or public transportation). In addition, the digital compass can provide the orientation of movement.
This research studies the feasibility of using smartphones for tracking and trip recording. One main objective is to assess or evaluate the quality of the data provided by the sensors in smartphones.
People Tracking, Trip Recording, Use of Sensors in Smartphones
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