Location and Sensor Based Services at CRS4: mobile technologies and internet services
The Location and Sensor Based Services at CRS4 is involved in research and development of novel applications in the field of mobile technologies and Internet services with a special focus on position and context aware computing.
The group is active in the following research and experimentation lines:
- location technologies in non-GPS assisted environments like indoor ambients. In particular, the group developed an indoor navigator solely based on capabilities of COTS smartphones.
- Recommendation systems for suggesting georeferenced items like point-of-interest for mobile users. Possible applications are in the field of tourism, transportation and in general for systems to support mobility of users.
- Development of a web platform for coordinating and composing Internet enabled objects, services, and user profiles for the rapid prototyping of web of things” applications.
“The Web of Things is more than Things in the Web”. Paraimpu is a social tool with the aim to allow people to connect, use, share and compose things, services and devices to create personalized brand new applications in the context of the Web of Things (WoT) (Read more
iGeoPix is an iPhone/iPad interactive visual browser for geolocated photos. Unlike the current georeferenced pictures representations used by Panoramio, Google map, Yahoo! map, etc., with iGeoPix you will be able to see both near and far photos, thanks to a non-linear zooming user interface. The variable tile size, bigger in the center and smaller near the borders, will further contribute to give you the feeling of a more immersive visual browsing experience. (Read more
This project proposes a design for an Indoor Navigation System based solely on the capabilities of a modern smartphone equipped with accelerometers, compass and an Internet connection. The prototype of this system, as mentioned above, uses the data from the motion sensors embedded in the smartphone to compute the correct position of the user based on a known initial location (Read more
Originally Published 2011-12-21