IELS: Indoor Equipment Localization System: Conclusion (Part 6/6 final) (IoT)

Trilateration

Conclusion

We conclude there is a gap between a few of the mentioned research papers  and the commercial products. Most  researches are missing the practical usage of iBeacons and focus primarily on specific problems. However, all commercial solutions does not offer  free-of-cost solutions. We think there is a place for Open Source standard software for indoor localizing System. We therefore aim to focus on practical usage of iBeacons based on Indoor Localization System and in short term share our  knowledge from  this thesis with  potential contributors. We would like to continue working on this project and improve it.  All this we aim  to release it at some point as an Open Source Indoor Localization System standard software and make it possible to use  the  system as crowdsensing. That means people who  has  smartphones with the proper application and thereby be able to collect the location of the smartphone and as well as trackable objects location information periodically. This  should be send to a centralized backend infrastructure based on  end-user behavior and requirement.

The work from Bulten [1], Radboud University in Holland has been a major inspiration for our  thesis. Bulten focuses on practical usage of the iBeacons and has already released source code based on JavaScript.

We think the combination of iBeacons’ price together with long  life battery and easy-to-deploy makes it a perfect choice to use for indoor localization purpose.

Another aspect for future research would be the improvement of the algorithm’s efficiency, and overall improvement of the system as mentioned in discussion.

Finally, it should be concluded that the  environment surrounding iBeacons and smartphone hardware type and model have  a major impact in the final quality of the results regardless the technique.

Extra stuff

IT University of CopenhagenExperitment in 5th floor in ITU IELS longterm concept   360 panorama from PitLabIELS infographic

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