Extracting Stay Regions from UWB Indoor Trajectory and its Evaluation
Location-based technology is key for ubiquitous society. To enhance the location-based services, recognizing the places and the patterns where a person and an object have visited in addition to geographical locations is needed. Although some researchers have developed methods that extract outdoor stay regions from GPS trajectories to recognize the visiting places, there is no technology that recognizes stay regions, such as spatial location in a living house and an office building, from indoor trajectories. Technology for extracting indoor stay regions is required to achieve more intelligent indoor-location-based services, such as smart-home and smart-office. Therefore, we developed a method which extracts stay regions from an ultra-wideband (UWB) indoor trajectory. An UWB indoor positioning technology provides location information with a few-tens-of-centimeters error. Our developed method was evaluated comparing with conventional methods.
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