Where in space: Deployment Plan


Where in space is a collective research endeavour aimed at collecting the patterns and movements of individuals within a workplace. Issues of office utilisation, circulation and interaction will be analysed and used as a pilot study to inform future workplace designs. The data is collected with Bluetooth Low Energy tracking tags as part of an indoor positioning system which are worn by a large sample of participants within a workplace. This document is to describe the deployment plan for the indoor positioning system research project within offices ARUP and BVN.

Phase 0

  1. Data Base completed: capable of hosting 8000+ detections a day.

  2. Plan of Base Station locations be finalised

  3. A simulation/ visualisation demonstration of dummy data ready for presentation.

  4. Conduct presentation outlining what it will mean to implement an indoor positioning system within the office, the benefits and the costs.

Phase 1

  1. Ordering of Hockey Pucks x 100

  2. Ordering of raspberry pi’s x 50

  3. Placing Hockey pucks into cases with personalised item numbers

  4. Placing raspberry pis into cases

  5. Getting card readers ready

  6. Initial test to make sure broadcasts are being received.

Phase 2

  1. Cabling and necessary wiring around workplaces

  2. Issuing out hockey pucks to people, taking their details and assigning a uuid number to each individuals to approximately 30 people

  3. Run a work shop or morning tea with a presentation about what we will be doing and why to get people on board. If people have questions answer all of them.

Phase 3:

  1. Trialling the system for one day.

  2. Make any changes and check approximate veracity by random video review and comparison with detections.

  3. Write a report outlining the initial test what issues were uncovered and how we fixed the problem.

Phase 4:

  1. Full office deployment

  2. 1 Month of data collection.

Phase 5:

  1. Data analysis and conclusions

  2. Project