Designing electronic gadgets so that they adapt to their environment promises to make them more efficient in carrying out their tasks and able to provide users with a better, more customized experience. Imagine, for example, headphones that automatically switch their noise cancellation feature on or off depending on where you are. This may be a small convenience by itself, but with a network of personal devices automatically adapting to every situation, user experiences would be greatly enhanced. But this is easier said than done — the gold standard for device localization is GPS, but GPS receivers tend to drain batteries, and moreover, GPS signals cannot be received indoors.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/its-all-about-location-location-location