Nokia Locate Sensor trials have started

Remember that tiny Nokia Locate Sensor we’ve seen at the CES? Well, Nokia Research Center is in the midst of several trials of the technology within 40 buildings worldwide.

Here’s how it works:

Indoor positioning is being developed using existing Wi-Fi technology and wireless RFID tags, triangulating your position within indoor buildings such as shopping centers. The precision of the set up promises to be incredible, pinning your position or that of any object or location you’ve set up down to a metre or two. So in theory if you’re looking for a particular shop, you could search for it on the directory on your phone and then use your device to point you in the direction and plot it on the map on your handset so you know where to go and precisely how far away it is.

Sounds promising from what I can tell. Check out the Nokia Locate Sensor in action video after the jump and don’t hesitate to drop us your two cents. We’re listening…

[Via: Nokia Conversations]

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