Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings


Lijding, M.E.M. and Benz, H.P. and Meratnia, N. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2006) Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings. [Report]

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Abstract:This paper presents a context-aware guidance and messaging
system for large buildings and surrounding venues. Smart Signs are
a new type of electronic door- and way-sign based on wireless sensor networks.
Smart Signs present in-situ personalized guidance and messages,
are ubiquitous, and easy to understand. They combine the easiness of
use of traditional static signs with the flexibility and reactiveness of navigation
systems. The Smart Signs system uses context information such
as user’s mobility limitations, the weather, and possible emergency situations
to improve guidance and messaging.
Minimal infrastructure requirements and a simple deployment tool make
it feasible to easily deploy a Smart Signs system on demand.
An important design issue of the Smart Signs system is privacy: the
system secures communication links, does not track users, allow almost
complete anonymous use, and prevent the system to be used as a tool
for spying on users.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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