Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings

M.E.M. Lijding, H.P. Benz, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

Publication series

NameCTIT Technical Report Series
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
No.06-20
ISSN (Print)1381-3625

Keywords

  • IR-65597
  • METIS-237390
  • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
  • EWI-2693

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Lijding, M. E. M., Benz, H. P., Meratnia, N., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2006). Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 06-20). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Lijding, M.E.M. ; Benz, H.P. ; Meratnia, Nirvana ; Havinga, Paul J.M. / Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings. Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2006. 18 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; 06-20).
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Lijding, MEM, Benz, HP, Meratnia, N & Havinga, PJM 2006, Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings. CTIT Technical Report Series, no. 06-20, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), Enschede.

Smart Signs: Showing the way in Smart Surroundings. / Lijding, M.E.M.; Benz, H.P.; Meratnia, Nirvana; Havinga, Paul J.M.

Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2006. 18 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 06-20).

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