Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
WLAN Device-free Passive (DfP) localization is an emerging technology that uses the widely deployed WiFi networks for detecting and localizing human presence within indoor environments. This paper presents an accurate and low-overhead technique for detecting human presence based on non-parametric statistical anomaly detection. This technique constructs profiles capturing the signal strength characteristics when no human is present within the area of interest and uses these profiles to identify any anomalies in the signal strength due to human motion activity. To adapt to changes in the environment, the constructed profiles are regularly updated by signal strength readings with low anomaly probability.