Olympian City, Hong Kong
Cyberport, Hong Kong
Cyberport, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 

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What is Location Based Service?

 

Being in the right place creates a lot of business opportunities. This is because different services can be provided depending on where you are. This is called location-based services (LBS). It requires technologies on localization (knowing one's position), tracking (learning one's position over time), and navigation (guiding one from one place to another). Despite of much success of outdoor LBS based on Global Positioning System (GPS), indoor LBS is still in its infancy.

Wherami is an indoor localization system under development in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The R&D work has received extensive support from the Hong Kong Government and industry. We are developing innovative solutions overcoming many major technological and deployment challenges to offer indoor localization, tracking and navigation. Through rigorous research methodologies, software development cycles and experimental trials in real industrial settings, the technologies will make indoor LBS a deployable and viable business.

 

How does Wherami work?

 

Create site contents

The site will be distinguished with its site name and logo. Upload the site map, WiFi fingerprint and points of interest via Wherami cloud-based content server, the system will be ready for use. Any updates will be reflected to the client app instantly.
 

Mobile location

Your mobile phone will answer these questions for you: Where am I? What is around me? How can I get there? It will be fun to let your mobiles to guide you around.