While outdoors positioning is well established using GNSS, indoor positioning still is posing challenges. Despite the fact that people spend about 90% of their time indoors, no single indoor positioning method (Wi-Fi, RFID, Bluetooth Low Energy, Ultra Wide Band, etc.) has up to now broadly established itself. However, indoor location information could provide valuable and important information to support various applications, such as “smart homes”, navigating large indoor spaces, police and firefighting operations or in combination with different sensors the ac-quisition of indoor environmental parameters (air quality, temperature, etc.).
Congratulations to this distinction, and to continuing a tradition of excellence established by previous recipients of this award like Robin Wendel in 2015! Laura recently has started to continue her research in this field after receiving a PhD grant - we are looking forward to excellent future results :-)