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Indoors navigation using sensors on the cloud

Konstantopoulos Panagiotis

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Year 2017
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Panagiotis Konstantopoulos, "Indoors navigation using sensors on the cloud", Diploma Work, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2017
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Taking advantage of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things technologies, we created an indoors navigation system that runs on the cloud and supports communication with user's mobile devices. Proximity detection sensors are placed in every location of the building. Using the wireless connectivity BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) protocol, supported by the majority of smart devices, the visitors’ smartphones are capable of estimating their distance from these sensors. Making use of a specially designed mobile application, this information is sent to the cloud, where the computation of the desired route take place. The navigation instructions are then sent back to the user’s device, where they are displayed by the mobile application. Furthermore, we have also developed a complete administration system, accessible via web interface. Besides the above, the following functionality is supported as well: providing access permissions in selected indoors areas per user, real time monitoring of areas’ and users’ activity, communication with the administrator by exchanging messages and individual notifications in case of user’s disorientation.

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