A Route Identification Algorithm for Assisted Living Applications Fusing WLAN, GPS and Image Matching Data

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Executive Summary

This paper addresses the automatic identification of often traversed routes for assisted living applications using WLAN technology in addition to other modalities. This problem is complicated by a number of factors, including the changing and noisy nature of the WLAN channel, the need to track users seamlessly in both indoor and outdoor environments, the need for robustness to slight deviations in the precise path taken, and speed, along a route. In this paper commonly traversed routes are identified by clustering based on sensed data, two of which take the form of wireless signals: GPS and WLAN. The latter is particularly important as it can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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