Biying Fu, a researcher at the Fraunhofer IGD, gained first place at this year's AmI Best Paper Awards with her work "Indoor Localization Based on Passive Electric Field Sensing".
In her winning article, Biying Fu describes a new system for implementing smart floors. This process is normally very laborious and challenging as the electronics and different sensors need to be placed under the floor. The new approach by Fraunhofer researchers circumvents such problems with passive electric surveying. A simple network installation consisting of passive wires can determine a person's position more accurately. Produced in cooperation with Florian Kirchbuchner, Julian von Wilmsdorff, Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, Andreas Braun, and Arjan Kuijper, the Fraunhofer researcher's paper managed to win through against other articles.
Taking place in April, the 2017 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence discussed topics related to ambient intelligence and the Internet of things over several days. In addition to lectures and discussions, the Best Paper Awards were also presented to excellent scientific papers.
Another article by Fraunhofer IGD researchers was honored at this year's AmI conference. Julian von Wilmsdorff, Florian Kirchbuchner, Biying Fu, Andreas Braun, and Arjan Kuijper received the Best Paper Runner-Up Award for their article “An Exploratory Study on Electric Field Sensing”.