What is it about? The constantly growing industry of indoor navigation employs a variety of approaches, including Wi-Fi/Bluetooth received signal strength (RSS), smartphone internal sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer) and constructing digital floor plans. However, none of these methods can avoid the time-consuming system implementation required for constructing the radio maps of received signals.
So in our paper - "Navigation System for a Wide Range of Tasks Based on Inertial Measurement Unit Aided with Heterogeneous Additional Information”, we propose a new method designed to significantly reduce the deployment stage through combining the mapping (SLAM) technique with a foot-mounted IMU allowing for simultaneous mapping and localization. Additionally, this approach helps to bypass the requirements for the detailed building plan and its wireless networks.
All our customers can benefit from this technology, but most out of it would get the first responders, firefighters and other emergency services that might require fast navigation in the spaces where there is no wireless infrastructure or it was destroyed.