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Sensing floors

Surveillance systems can really benefit from the integration of multiple and heterogeneous sensors. In this paper we describe an innovative sensing floor. Thanks to its low cost and ease of installation, the floor is suitable for both private and public environments, from narrow zones to wide areas. The floor is obtained adding a sensing layer below commercial floating tiles, generating a sensor scalable, reliable, and completely invisible to the users. The temporal and spatial resolutions of the sensor data are high enough to identify the presence of people, to recognize their behavior and to detect events in a privacy compliant way.



1 Vezzani, Roberto; Lombardi, Martino; Pieracci, Augusto; Santinelli, Paolo; Cucchiara, Rita "A General-Purpose Sensing Floor Architecture for Human-Environment Interaction" ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, vol. 5, pp. 1 -26 , 2015
DOI: 10.1145/2751566 Journal
2 Vezzani, Roberto; Lombardi, Martino; Cucchiara, Rita "Automatic configuration and calibration of modular sensing floors" Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 1 -6 , 25-28 August 2015, 2015
DOI: 10.1109/AVSS.2015.7301799 Conference
3 Lombardi, Martino; Vezzani, Roberto; Cucchiara, Rita "Detection of Human Movements with Pressure Floor Sensors" Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2015, LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, vol. 9280, Genoa, Italy, pp. 620 -630 , 7-11 September 2015, 2015
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23234-8_57 Conference
4 Lucchese, Claudio; Cucchiara, Rita; Lombardi, Martino; Pieracci, Augusto; Santinelli, Paolo; Vezzani, Roberto "Substrate for a sensitive floor and method for displaying loads on the substrate" 2014 Patent
5 Lombardi, Martino; Pieracci, Augusto; Santinelli, Paolo; Vezzani, Roberto; Cucchiara, Rita "Human Behavior Understanding with Wide Area Sensing Floors" Lecture Notes in Computer ScienceHuman Behavior Understanding, vol. 8212, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 112 -123 , 22 October 2013, 2013
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02714-2_10 Conference
6 Lombardi, Martino; Pieracci, Augusto; Santinelli, Paolo; Vezzani, Roberto; Cucchiara, Rita "Sensing floors for privacy-compliant surveillance of wide areas" Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2013 10th IEEE International Conference on, vol. 1, Krakow, Poland, pp. 105 -110 , 27-30 Aug. 2013, 2013 Conference

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