CTrack: A cyber-physical approach to construction site work improvement studies

Alan Baines, Thaddeus Czauski, Jules White, Brian Dougherty, Mani Golparvar-Fard

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Abstract

Determining what physical activity the user is performing using mobile devices is an elusive task even though consumer off the shelf (COTS) mobile devices carried by most users contain a vast array of physical sensors. When conducting work improvement studies, construction crew members are typically observed by eye to record information about the physical activities being performed. Another approach to capturing crew member activities is utilizing sensors within COTS mobile devices carried by crew members. This paper presents CTrack: an approach for capturing telemetry from the array of sensors on-board COTS mobile devices. The resulting sensor telemetry is fused together and can be used to make informed decisions when characterizing crew member activities. Additionally, this paper presents results from field testing CTrack and discusses the current benefits and limitations of fusing multiple telemetry sources to characterize crew member activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013
Pages1412-1417
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013 - Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Duration: Jul 1 2013Jul 5 2013

Publication series

Name2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013

Other

Other2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013
CountryItaly
CityCagliari, Sardinia
Period7/1/137/5/13

Keywords

  • Cyber physical systems
  • Data fusion
  • Information visualization
  • Mobile sensing
  • Work improvement studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Baines, A., Czauski, T., White, J., Dougherty, B., & Golparvar-Fard, M. (2013). CTrack: A cyber-physical approach to construction site work improvement studies. In 2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013 (pp. 1412-1417). [6583763] (2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2013.6583763