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NavShoe paper summary

Tracking of users using systems like GPS has many useful applications. However it also suffers from issues like inaccuracy in exact positioning and uncertainty of the exact path being and to be followed by the user. The paper discusses an approach towards pedestrian tracking using shoe-mounted inertial sensors. The NavShoe concept performs robust tracking with […]

Summary for week 4

Pedestrian Tracking with Shoe-Mounted Inertial Sensors InterSense developed NavShoe, which can track the user wearing a shoe on which a small inertial sensor is adapted, on the contrary to previous devices that required a specific environment. Thus, the location and the orientation of the user can be known. The usual problem is the horizontal acceleration […]

Week 4 Summary

Pedestrian Tracking Tracking a person is a challenging problem especially in outdoor environments that have to previous preparation. This capability would prove very useful for things like search and rescue, as well as tracking emergency response workers (like firefighters). The NavShoe is a concept attempting to address this problem by using a small motion sensor […]

[Summary Week4] Pedestrian tracking with Shoe Mounted Inertial sensors – Eric Foxlin

In this paper, the author describes NavShoe, a novel shoe-mounted inertial sensor system that is capable of tracking 6-DOF in an un-instrumented environment. The proposed system builds on the prevalent MEMS gyroscopes that report 3-DOF (orientation in space) by also providing highly accurate position estimates. Un-instrumented inertial tracking is made feasible by the identification of alternating stationary and moving […]

Week 4 NavShoe

In this paper, the author introduces a navigation system called NavShoe, developed by InterSense. Currently, orientation tracking is not very challenging because earth’s gravity and geomagnetic field can help sensors make good judgement. However position tracking is not that simple. It has to rely on radio-navigation aids or some other infrastructure. The appearance of NavShoe […]

Week 4 Summary

The paper describes a navigation system, NavShoe, that tracts the location of a person with a device that is small enough to be tucked under the shoelaces of a shoe.  A system like this would be extremely useful in many different applications such as emergency responders. Two categories of experiments were done to test the […]

Week 4 – NavShoe

The paper highlights the problems faced by modern day navigation and tracking systems. They then introduce NavShoe a device that provides accurate tracking as well as orientation feedback. The major hurdle faced by such trackers is to maintain the accuracy with both orientation and position. Position tracking is based on inertial sensing but it is […]

Ruge’s Summary of Foxlin’s Shoe-Mounted Sensors

Pedestrian Tracking with Shoe-Mounted Inertial Sensors This article discusses the procedures and uses for a proprietary location sensor. The sensor used is installed in/on a users shoe, and utilizes foot movements and orientation combined with various other sensors to not only gain a user’s current location, but track the operators movement as well. This is […]

Week 4 – Pedestrian Tracking with Shoe-Mounted Inertial Sensors

The authors propose a tracking technology for the real world applications of MR. Computer Vision algorithms are being looked at as the ultimate solution to the tracking problem but there are a lot of complexities involved with it and they are not mature enough to be successful alone. The other alternative is inertial sensors. He […]

Week 4 Summary

Navshoe is new kind of tracking technology that is used to track motion of a user in the real world.  The basic design is small device with various sensors is placed in the shoe of the user.  The device is GPS capable but by now means requires GPS to function.  It combines a few different […]

Week 4 Pedestrian Tracking by gr8dhage

Pedestrian Tracking with Shoe-Mounted Inertial Sensors -Eric Foxlin In this paper Foxlin describes a 3D position tracking system not based on GPS but instead using inertial sensors. The system is compact enough to be able to fit on a shoe and provides reasonably accurate tracking for short distances. It can also work indoors. The major […]