Have you ever wanted to pull up a floorplan on your mobile device to help you find your way?
Jorge Silva, our mobile lead here at the ATRC, and students Jamon Camisso, and Yura Zenevich gave a lunch talk the other day to show off the state of their Wifi based indoor positioning system. It seems they have managed to get within 5 meter accuracy using existing WiFi points and some nifty statistical algorithms. Jamon is looking at how this technology might tie into geolocation efforts such as Mozilla's Geode. We'll also look at connecting with efforts in GNOME, AEGIS and other projects. Exciting stuff.
Here's the quick upload of the talk in five parts. Captions are coming, and apologies for the lighting.
This work is done as part of the SCYP project and like many innovations is coming from an accessibility angle. I think this work provides a nice foundation for all kinds of student engagement here at the University of Toronto and elsewhere.
Thanks for reading.