An iPad app for recording movement paths and associated spatial behaviors

Nick Dalton, Ruth Dalton, Christoph Hoelscher, Gregory Kuhnmünch

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This paper describes an iPad App, known as iPfad (‘Pfad’ means ‘path’ in German) created specifically for the real-time recording of wayfinding behaviors in buildings and outdoor environments. The first part of the paper reviews other spatial-temporal behavioral recording programs and compares their features to the iPfad App, which is introduced in the next section of the paper. The third section presents a pilot study in which the App was tested and discusses the resultant user feedback. It concludes that the iPad is a particularly useful device for behavioral observations in the field, but that further development, particularly of adding additional post-hoc data-analysis, could be beneficial for future versions of the iPfad App.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Spatial Cognition 2012 (SC 2012)
EditorsCyrill Stachniss, Kerstin Schill, David Uttal
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)978-3642327315
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag


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