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Proximity Inference with Wifi-Colocation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

@article{Dmitrienko2020ProximityIW,
  title={Proximity Inference with Wifi-Colocation during the COVID-19 Pandemic},
  author={Mikhail Dmitrienko and Abhishek Singh and Patrick Erichsen and Ramesh Raskar},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2009.12699}
}
In this work we propose a WiFi colocation methodology for digital contact tracing. The approach works by having a device scan and store nearby access point information to perform proximity inference. We make our approach resilient to different practical scenarios by configuring a device to turn into a hotspot if access points are unavailable, which makes the approach feasible in both dense urban areas and sparse rural places. We compare various shortcomings and advantages of this work over… 

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