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An energy-efficient elderly tracking algorithm

Authors Xiao, Xiaoming HKUST affiliated (currently or previously).
Wong, Albert Kai Sun View this author's profile
Woo, Kam Tim View this author's profile
Cheng, Roger Shu Kwan View this author's profile
Issue Date 2011
Source 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, 5 - 9 June 2011, Category numberCFP11ICC-ART, Code 86137 , v. 2011, Article number 5962440
Summary Location and tracking of healthy or infirm elders is a potentially useful application as society aging is accelerating worldwide and as technologies such as cellular positioning and Assisted Global Positioning System (AGPS) are maturing. For a wearable device to be used in such an application, the battery operating hour is often a key consideration. This paper describes an energy-efficient cellular and AGPS tracking algorithm based on the concept of Personal Common Location (PCL) that we define as the locations at which an elder spends most of his/her time, as recognized from historic cell ID record. During the tracking process, AGPS fixes are avoided if the elderly carrier is determined to be located within a PCL, if the destination PCL can be predicted, or if AGPS signals are likely to be unavailable. This paper also describes our approach for off-line PCL recognition, the necessity of cell ID clustering, as well as the results from our tracking experiments. © 2011 IEEE.
ISSN 0536-1486
ISBN 9781612842332
Language English
Format Conference paper
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