International Workshop on “Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications”

Research Article

Device-Free Indoor Localization for AAL Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_40,
        author={Paolo Barsocchi and Francesco Potort\'{\i} and Paolo Nepa},
        title={Device-Free Indoor Localization for AAL Applications},
        proceedings={International Workshop on “Advances in Wireless Physical Layer Communications for Emerging Healthcare Applications”},
        proceedings_a={IWAWPLC},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={RSS-based localization AAL tracking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_40}
    }
    
  • Paolo Barsocchi
    Francesco Potortì
    Paolo Nepa
    Year: 2013
    Device-Free Indoor Localization for AAL Applications
    IWAWPLC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_40
Paolo Barsocchi1,*, Francesco Potortì1,*, Paolo Nepa2,*
  • 1: ISTI-CNR
  • 2: University of Pisa
*Contact email: paolo.barsocchi@isti.cnr.it, Potorti@isti.cnr.it, paolo.nepa@iet.unipi.it

Abstract

We present a device-free localization method oriented to Ambient Assisted Living applications. The system exploits the received signal strength (RSS) measured by fixed wireless communications devices, whose position is known a priori, in order to localize a person in the transmission coverage area. The proposed localization system is passive, by not requiring the user to wear anything, and is able to trade complexity for accuracy by simply changing the number of deployed devices. The presentation is validated by an indoor experimental study.