FootStep-Tracker: An Anchor-Free Indoor Localization System via Sensing Foot Steps

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
Recently, indoor localization has been a key supporting technology for most ubiquitous applications. However, most localization schemes require the deployment of the anchor nodes in advance to assist indoor localization. In this demo, we develop FootStep-Tracker, an indoor localization system via sensing the user’s footsteps, without any support infrastructures. By embedding tiny Sensor-Tag into the user’s shoes, FootStep-Tracker is able to accurately perceive the user’s moving trace, including the moving direction and distance. Moreover, by detecting the user’s activities such as going upstairs/downstairs and taking an elevator, FootStep-Tracker can correlate with the specified positions such as stairs and elevators, and determine the exacted moving traces in the indoor map.
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part

Date archived
December 8 2015
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Lei Xie, Chang Liu, Chuyu Wang, Jie Wu, Sanglu Lu. (September 9 2015). "FootStep-Tracker: An Anchor-Free Indoor Localization System via Sensing Foot Steps ". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.