Deep-Learning-Based Pedestrian Inertial Navigation: Methods, Data Set, and On-Device Inference

Changhao Chen, Peijun Zhao, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Wei Wang, Andrew Markham, Niki Trigoni

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Modern inertial measurements units (IMUs) are small, cheap, energy efficient, and widely employed in smart devices and mobile robots. Exploiting inertial data for accurate and reliable pedestrian navigation supports is a key component for emerging Internet of Things applications and services. Recently, there has been a growing interest in applying deep neural networks (DNNs) to motion sensing and location estimation. However, the lack of sufficient labelled data for training and evaluating architecture benchmarks has limited the adoption of DNNs in IMU-based tasks. In this article, we present and release the Oxford Inertial Odometry Data Set (OxIOD), a first-of-its-kind public data set for deep-learning-based inertial navigation research with fine-grained ground truth on all sequences. Furthermore, to enable more efficient inference at the edge, we propose a novel lightweight framework to learn and reconstruct pedestrian trajectories from raw IMU data. Extensive experiments show the effectiveness of our data set and methods in achieving accurate data-driven pedestrian inertial navigation on resource-constrained devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4431-4441
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number5
Early online date15 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


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