Navigation is an emerging field and in the recent past extensive research is being carried out. Navigation can be broadly differentiated into Indoor Navigation and Outdoor Navigation. Outdoor Navigation immediately recollects of the one with GPS which is most popularly used these days. Absence of such a technology would probably lose the entire world as its importance has been world widely proved by lot many. GPS doesn't function appropriately indoor because of which an alternate solution is necessary. The key idea of this step counting assistant which works on accelerometer and gyroscopic sensor is to track the path been walked upon which is further projected to a robot that can help in household managements i.e., cleaning the room, watering in the garden, accessing the household appliances and controlling them. It can also be used outdoor where GPS footprint is quite less like in deep jungles, uneven lands, too many of irregular steps, etc. Many people these days use handy objects such as wristbands, step counting apps, etc. This assistant can also serve the same purpose. Existing step detection techniques, both hardware and software, does not satisfactorily cater the accuracies demanded by localization systems especially at low walking speeds observed in natural walking.
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