Indoor Positioning Simulation for Examination and Correction of Occupation Density Limits

The aim is to ground the method for determining the room-specific occupancy limits and examining the validity of the existing distancing measures through simulation?

The study grounds the method for determining the dynamic and room-specific occupancy limits to improve well-being in indoor environments.

The project focuses on occupational density as an increasingly important architectural measure beyond the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine how computational techniques and autonomous and non-invasive occupancy detection systems can inform the way buildings are used and designed in the future. Our initial research recognizes challenges faced by current indoor localization systems, namely positioning accuracy and dealing with multiple occupants. In response, we propose using a multi-sensor data fusion approach to improve location precision and reliability of results and use simulation to generate data that the indoor positioning system would provide. The principal aim is to ground the method for determining the room-specific occupancy limits, using the rule of 1.5 [m] distance between users or 4 [m2] per user as a departing point of the study.

Outputs:

Stojanovic Dj, Vujovic M, and Miloradovic B. An Indoor Positioning System for Occupational Density Control. In eds. Marcus A, Ago V, del Campo M, Doyle S, Slocum B, and Yablonina M. Distributed Proximities, the proceedings of ACADIA 2020 Conference, Online, 10-24.10.2020.

Other Related Outputs:

Stojanovic Dj, and Vujovic M. Prediction and Optimization for Outdoor Evaporative Cooling Systems.  In eds. Stojakovic V, and Tepavcevic B. Towards a new, configurable architecture, the proceedings of eCAADe 2021 Conference, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad 08-10.09.2021.

Stojanovic Dj, and Vujovic M. Contactless and Context-Aware Decision Making for Automated Building Access Systems. In eds. Globa A, Fingrut A, Kim N, Sky Lo T, van Ameijide J.  Projections, the proceedings of CAADRIA 2021 conference. The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 29-31.03.2021. pp 193-203.

Stojanovic Dj, and Vujovic M. Algorithmic Framework for Correlation Between Microclimate Control and Space Usage in Outdoor Public Spaces. In eds. Werner L, and Koering D. Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the Cognitive Age, the proceedings of eCAADe 2020 Conference, TU Berlin 16-17.09.2020. pp 517-24.

Stojanovic Dj, and Vujovic M. Building for Complexity: Insights into Growth, Self-Organisation and Adjustment. In ed Estevez A. the proceedings of BIODIG 2020 Conference, UIC Barcelona 3-5.06.2020. pp 12-21.

Stojanovic Dj, and Vujovic M. How to Share a Home: Towards Predictive Analysis for Innovative Housing Solutions. In eds. Holzer D, Nakapan W, Globa A, Koh I. RE: Anthropocene - Design in the Age of Humans, the proceedings of CAADRIA 2020 conference. Chulalongkorn University 5-6.08.2020. pp 547-66.

Project Contact:

Dr Djordje Stojanovic (CI), Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design

Project Partners:

Milica Vujovic Ph.D. candidate at the ICT Department of the University Pompeu Fabra
Branko Miloradovic, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Mälardalen University