Title: A survey of indoor positioning technology from dual aspects in the emergency responding

Authors: Lei Niu; Yiquan Song

Addresses: School of Surveying Engineering, Henan University of Urban Construction, Pindingshan, 467036, China ' Faculty of Urban and Environmental Science, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, 300387, China

Abstract: As the indoor positioning information is indispensable for the emergency responding, there are many contributions committed on this approach. Nevertheless, these efforts have paid more attention on the development of sensor techniques instead of the true user demand. Therefore, we try to fill this gap by investigating indoor positional applications from both evacuee view and responder view. Moreover, three typical scenarios have been proposed to shed light on combining existing localisation solutions in applications.

Keywords: localisation; evacuees; emergency responders; indoor positioning technology; emergency response; emergency management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2015.069519

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2015 Vol.11 No.1, pp.76 - 88

Accepted: 11 Feb 2015
Published online: 19 May 2015 *

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