Publikation

Bluetooth based Collaborative Crowd Density Estimation with Mobile Phones

Jens Weppner, Paul Lukowicz

In: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom 2013). IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom-13) 11th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications March 18-22 San Diego CA United States Seiten 193-200 ISBN 978-1-4673-4574-3 IEEE 3/2013.

Abstrakt

We present a technique for estimating crowd density by using a mobile phone to scan the environment for Bluetooth devices. The paper builds on previous work directed to use Bluetooth scans to analyze social context and extends it with more advanced features, leveraging collaboration between close by devices, and the use of relative features that do not directly depend on the absolute number of devices in the environment. The method is evaluated on a data set from an experiment at the public viewing event in Kaiserslautern during the European soccer championship showing over 75% recognition accuracy on seven discrete classes.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence