IOT ENABLED INDOOR NAVIGATION SYSTEM DESIGN FOR EMERGENCIES
- Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Karabuk University, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey
Keywords: IoT, UWB, Indoor Navigation System, Fall Detection, Wireless Sensor Network, Remote Sensing
Abstract. Global Navigation Satellite System is widely accepted and it has good positioning accuracy for outdoor applications. However, it does not provide sufficient positioning accuracy for inside of buildings. Signals are attenuated inside of buildings or dense high building areas because various materials between satellites and receiver create interference to the signal propagation. Thus, indoor positioning technologies have emerged to cover the problem. In this paper, indoor positioning technologies have been investigated and UWB based indoor positioning technology has been chosen between them. In addition to indoor positioning, accelerometer and Wi-Fi connection has been added to the system for mobility. The accelerometer detects emergency cases and alerts relatives of an intended person by using web service. Hereby, remote navigation system design is presented for first aid of the user. The system can detect emergencies, especially falls using the accelerometer and it can locate patients anywhere in the world. The designed system showed that it is possible to detect emergencies and transfer to the web with a 24.17 cm average positioning error. Also, it is an assuring system for future remote positioning applications.