A new method for auto-calibrated object tracking

Paul Duff*, Michael McCarthy, Angus Clark, Henk Muller, Cliff Randell, Shahram Izadi, Andy Boucher, Andy Law, Sarah Pennington, Richard Swinford

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Ubiquitous computing technologies which are cheap and easy to use are more likely to be adopted by users beyond the ubiquitous computing community. We present an ultrasonic-only tracking system that is cheap to build, self-calibrating and self-orientating, and has a convenient form factor. The system tracks low-power tags in three dimensions. The tags are smaller than AAA batteries and last up to several years on their power source. The system can be configured to track either multiple near-stationary objects or a single fast moving object. Full test results are provided and use of the system within a home application is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2005
Subtitle of host publicationUbiquitous Computing - 7th International Conference, UbiComp 2005, Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783540319412
ISBN (Print)9783540287605
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2005 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 Sept 200514 Sept 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3660 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2005

Research Group keywords

  • Interaction Research Studio


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