On the Influence of Home Appliances on the Smartphone's Inertial Sensors

Shunit Truzman, Guy Revach, Itzik Klein

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Accelerometers and gyroscopes are used in many applications such as navigation, attitude determination, and Internet of Things. This paper aims to demonstrate that low-cost accelerometers and gyroscopes suffer from external interference when operating near home appliances. As a consequence, the performance of their downstream task may degrade. To cope with such situations, interference sources are mapped using a smartphone in stationary conditions. Anomaly detection using the multivariate Gaussian distribution is applied to detect and remove interference in the inertial data. The influence of inertial data with and without interference is analyzed on a typical attitude and heading reference system algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2021 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195018
StatePublished - 2021
Event20th IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2021 - Virtual, Online, Australia
Duration: 31 Oct 20214 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference20th IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2021
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.


  • Accelerometers
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Gyroscopes
  • Internet of Things
  • Navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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