Spatial Behaviour

Spatial behaviour is a fundamental parameter underlying many anthropological, sociological and geographic phenomenon. Where people are, how they use space, how the location shapes other context, and how spatial context shapes perception are all critical parameters to understanding human behaviour and as fundamental feedstocks for creating accurate models of human behaviour for use in health, game and architectural simulations. 

iEpi is ideally suited to measuring these kinds of phenomenon, providing both outdoor (via GPS) and indoor (via post-processed WiFi trilateration) movement traces, and the associated activity, social and psychological state. We collaborate with social scientists to bridge the gap between existing theories of human spatial behaviour and the kind of data collected by iEpi. We are also investigating new metrics of mobility to provide more useful encoding of place.

Spatial Behaviour Papers

  1. Petrenko, A., Sizo, A., Winchel, Q., Knowles, D., Tavassolian, A., Stanley, K., Bell, S., Exploring Mobility Indoors: an Application of Sensor-based and GIS Systems, Transactions on GIS, in press. 
  2. Petrenko, A., Bell, S., Stanley, K., Qian, W., Sizo, A., & Knowles, D. (2013). Human Spatial Behavior, Sensor Informatics, and Disaggregate Data. In Spatial Information Theory (pp. 224-242). Springer International Publishing.
  3. Qian, W., Stanley, K. G., & Osgood, N. D. (2013). The impact of spatial resolution and representation on human mobility predictability. In Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (pp. 25-40). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
© Kevin Stanley 2014