20 Nov '12, 9pm

Trying Out Indoor Navigation Using Inertial Sensing

Trying Out Indoor Navigation Using Inertial Sensing

21 November 2012—At no point did the kung-fu masters in Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon need a navigation system to locate targets. As a kung-fu film fan with a bad sense of direction, however, I was happy to have an experimental new indoor navigation system guide me through the exhibition “King Hu: The Renaissance Man,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei last August. ( Hu ’s 1971 film, A Touch of Zen , was one of the inspirations for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. ) As anyone who’s ever been lost in a multistory shopping center or parking garage knows, GPS doesn’t work indoors. So Internet giants like Google, telecom operators, and smartphone makers are working on indoor navigation. I came to the Hu exhibition to try out a version of indoor navigation that calculates your position by a form of inertial sensing, or dead reckoning—reconstructing your...

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