Caring for elderly loved ones

As life expectancy has doubled in the past decades, an unprecedented number of people are reaching their 80’s and 90’s, triggering a vast increase in the ranks of the elderly in countries around the world.  Their need for protection and comfort are expected to multiply.  How does technology help?  And more specifically: how can location technologies contribute?Elderly care Continue reading

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Ambient signals + video images = higher location accuracy. Yeah!

At Accuware we’ve been hard at work developing new products and new features for our existing products. Our goal is to increase indoor location accuracy and improve performance without additional effort and cost.  What is there not to like?Wearabouts Global & Indoor Tracking video Continue reading

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A visual positioning system for precise indoor navigation

We have been testing one of our first products based on video-signal processing: the Visual Positioning System (VPS) code-named Dragonfly.  We anticipate that this system can be used by autonomous mobile vehicles to determine their location in 3-dimensions, enabling indoor navigation.  What makes it different?  Several features: the new product requires minimal, uncomplicated setup, it is very simple to extend and modify, provides better than 4 inches accuracy, and can be deployed outdoors as well as indoors.Visual Positioning System paper beacons demonstration Continue reading

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Location-aware warehouses

The distribution center in question spans multiple warehouses spread over a pretty large area. A large yard surrounded by a tall chain link fence envelopes the buildings, providing ample parking for trailers and other vehicles. Busy warehouse
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The ROI of lowering queue times

Have you ever wondered what the ROI would be if queues were shortened and your clients’ queuing times were lowered?Queue Of Abstract People On White Continue reading

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Big Brother Brasil is back!

Good news! Big Brother Brasil is back!
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Devoted fans know the plot well: a group of complete strangers is brought together to share the Big Brother House for about three months, without any contact with the outside world during that time, while being relentlessly followed by TV cameras.  Participants compete with each other, and are slowly dropped from the competition until only one is left standing. Continue reading

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Looking for a silver bullet in location awareness?

Are you looking for the silver bullet in indoor location technologies? © Feverpitched | Dreamstime.com - Silver Bullet Just Ahead Green Road Sign And Clouds

Many people are.  Unfortunately, the range of indoor location technologies varies widely and there is no silver bullet when it comes to an effective solution for the implementation of location awareness in any venue.   It depends. Continue reading

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