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Title: ViTag: Online WiFi Fine Time Measurements Aided Vision-Motion Identity Association in Multi-person Environments
In this paper, we present ViTag to associate user identities across multimodal data, particularly those obtained from cameras and smartphones. ViTag associates a sequence of vision tracker generated bounding boxes with Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data and Wi-Fi Fine Time Measurements (FTM) from smartphones. We formulate the problem as association by sequence to sequence (seq2seq) translation. In this two-step process, our system first performs cross-modal translation using a multimodal LSTM encoder-decoder network (X-Translator) that translates one modality to another, e.g. reconstructing IMU and FTM readings purely from camera bounding boxes. Second, an association module finds identity matches between camera and phone domains, where the translated modality is then matched with the observed data from the same modality. In contrast to existing works, our proposed approach can associate identities in multi-person scenarios where all users may be performing the same activity. Extensive experiments in real-world indoor and outdoor environments demonstrate that online association on camera and phone data (IMU and FTM) achieves an average Identity Precision Accuracy (IDP) of 88.39% on a 1 to 3 seconds window, outperforming the state-of-the-art Vi-Fi (82.93%). Further study on modalities within the phone domain shows the FTM can improve association performance by 12.56% on average. Finally, results from our sensitivity experiments demonstrate the robustness of ViTag under different noise and environment variations.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1901355 1919752 1901133
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Journal Name:
2022 19th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON)
Page Range / eLocation ID:
19 to 27
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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