Section: Application Domains
Inertial navigation is a research area related to the determination of 3D attitude and position of a rigid body. Attitude estimation is based on data fusion from accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes. Attitude is used in general to determine the linear acceleration, which needs to be integrated after to calculate the position. More recently, in the Persyval project LOCATE-ME (2014-2015), the team starts to explore Pedestrian navigation algorithms in collaboration with Tyrex team from Inria -Rhône-Alpes Center in Montbonnot. The goal behind is to provide guidance e.g. to first responders after a disaster, or to blind people walking in unfamiliar environments. This tasks is particularly challenging indoor, where no GPS is available.