Progress in WearIT@Work Positioning Technologies

Conference: IFAWC 2007 - 4th International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2007
03/12/2007 - 03/13/2007 at Tel Aviv, Israel

Proceedings: IFAWC 2007

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Beauregard, Stéphane (Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Universität Bremen, Am Fallturm 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany)
Klepal, Martin; Widyawan, Widyawan; Pérez, David López (Center for Adaptive Wireless Systems, Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland)

TheWearIT@Work project aims to show that wearable computers are a viable technology concept for workers of the future. Context awareness is one of the key features of wearables and context includes location. Within the project, a number of alternative positioning technologies are being explored as the requirements for the various scenarios vary greatly. In this paper, we describe our progress using two approaches, WLAN-based positioning and wearable Pedestrian Dead Reckoning.