State of the art LBS Location Based Service devices are unacceptable solutions for a daily use by elderly handicapped or children This is due to the large size of the device to be worn the high cost of the service and their daily weekly battery maintenance The proposed solution is based on the IEEE 802 15 4 radio frequency standard and focus on developing a private wireless metropolitan network specified for location and guide assistance services.
The network will be designed to support large areas being flexible enough to be easily scalable and implementable in a variety of scenarios from large commercial areas and theme parks up to entire cities including indoor places such as underground premises The standard will provide licence free radio frequency bands very low cost infrastructure reduced size and low power consumption in the devices to be worn with a battery life of some years The town council of Barcelona will commission and evaluate a CityBee network in the district of SNou Barr is where a public institution for impaired people called IMD L Institut Municipal de Persones amb Disminuci is placed
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