NIST Sponsors Indoor Navigation App Prize

April 7, 2017–The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring a prize competition to encourage the development of indoor navigation apps from developers. “A NIST-led research team spent more than 18 months collecting data from four different smartphone models to facilitate the development of indoor navigation apps. The data, which includes smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency (RF) signal strengths and GPS fixes, should help developers create better apps to assist users in finding their way inside unfamiliar buildings,” NIST said. “Developers have until August 17, 2017, to create computer algorithms that can make sense of the data and to submit their estimates of the smartphones’ locations along the courses. The team has developed a methodology to evaluate the algorithms’ performance over the internet.”

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