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Findings from University of Calgary Provides New Data about Sensor Research

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Sensor Research. According to news reporting out of Calgary, Canada, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Context-awareness is an interesting topic in mobile navigation scenarios where the context of the application is highly dynamic. Using context-aware computing, navigation services consider the situation of user, not only in the design process, but in real time while the device is in use."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Calgary, "The basic idea is that mobile navigation services can provide different services based on different contexts-where contexts are related to the user's activity and the device placement. Context-aware systems are concerned with the following challenges which are addressed in this paper: context acquisition, context understanding, and context-aware application adaptation. The proposed approach in this paper is using low-cost sensors in a multi-level fusion scheme to improve the accuracy and robustness of context-aware navigation system."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The experimental results demonstrate the capabilities of the context-aware Personal Navigation Systems (PNS) for outdoor personal navigation using a smartphone."

For more information on this research see: Context-aware personal navigation using embedded sensor fusion in smartphones. Sensors, 2014;14(4):5742-67. (Elsevier -; Sensors -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Saeedi, Dept. of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500, University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada. Additional authors for this research include A. Moussa and N. El-Sheimy.

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Sensor Research, North and Central America.

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