Where is PELE? Pervasive localization using wearable and handheld

Luis Henric John, Chayan Sarkar, and R. Venkatesha Prasad, "Where is PELE? Pervasive localization using wearable and handheld", First workshop on Advances in IoT Architecture and Systems (AIoTAS 2017), Toronto, Canada, ACM, 2017.

Abstract

Smartphones or in general handhelds commonly used for indoor localization purposes are not a viable option in places where people do not carry them all the time – for example, home and office. Alternatively, wearable devices can partially solve this problem but have many limitations with respect to power supply, processing capability, and availability of sensors. These issues prevent the adoption of many common handheld localization solutions. In this work, we present PErvasive Localization Engine (PELE), a distributed localization system that uses wearable and handheld jointly to address the above drawbacks. Using only magnetometer, accelerometer, and Bluetooth radio, localization is performed by means of a particle filter. In addition, a dynamic handoff mechanism is presented, which uses the wearable only when it is necessary, thus reducing energy consumption on the wearable without affecting the desired localization accuracy. Evaluating the system with ten participants, we achieve a localization accuracy of 90.31% in an indoor environment spanning about 320 m2.

PELE demo

BibTex entry

@inproceedings{sarkar2017pele,
    title={Where is PELE? Pervasive localization using wearable and handheld},
    author={John, Luis Henrik and Sarkar, Chayan and Venkatesha Prasad, R},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the First workshop on Advances in IoT Architecture and Systems (AIoTAS)},
    year={2017},
    organization={ACM}
}