Enhancing Wi-Fi fingerprinting for indoor positioning using human-centric collaborative feedback

Luo, Yan and Hoeber, Orland and Chen, Yuanzhu (2013) Enhancing Wi-Fi fingerprinting for indoor positioning using human-centric collaborative feedback. Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, 3 (2). ISSN 2192-1962

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Position information is an important aspect of a mobile device’s context. While GPS is widely used to provide location information, it does not work well indoors. Wi-Fi network infrastructure is found in many public facilities and can be used for indoor positioning. In addition, the ubiquity of Wi-Fi-capable devices makes this approach especially cost-effective. In recent years, “folksonomy”-like systems such as Wikipedia or Delicious Social Bookmarking have achieved huge successes. User collaboration is the defining characteristic of such systems. For indoor positioning mechanisms, it is also possible to incorporate collaboration in order to improve system performance, especially for fingerprinting-based approaches. In this article, a robust and efficient model is devised for integrating human-centric collaborative feedback within a baseline Wi-Fi fingerprinting-based indoor positioning system. Experiments show that the baseline system performance (i.e., positioning error and precision) is improved by collecting both positive and negative feedback from users. Moreover, the feedback model is robust with respect to malicious feedback, quickly self-correcting based on subsequent helpful feedback from users.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1970
Item ID: 1970
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Computer Science
Date: 6 March 2013
Date Type: Publication
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