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This repository contains the MongoDB component for OpenHPS (Open Source Hybrid Positioning System). It includes a data service that can be used to store data frames, objects and node data in a MongoDB database.

OpenHPS is a data processing positioning framework. It is designed to support many different use cases ranging from simple positioning such as detecting the position of a pawn on a chessboard using RFID, to indoor positioning methods using multiple cameras.


  • MongoDataServiceDriver that can be used to initialize a DataService or as a standalone data service.

Getting Started

If you have npm installed, start using @openhps/core with the following command.

npm install @openhps/mongodb --save


You can use a MongoDataServiceDriver in a data service such as a DataObjectService to use the driver to store data objects of a specific type.

import { ModelBuilder, DataObjectService, DataObject, ReferenceSpace } from '@openhps/core';
import { MongoDataServiceDriver } from '@openhps/mongodb';

    .addService(new DataObjectService(new MongoDataServiceDriver(DataObject, {
        dbURL: "mongodb://mongo:27017",
        dbName: "myObjects"
    .addService(new DataObjectService(new MongoDataServiceDriver(ReferenceSpace, {
        dbURL: "mongodb://mongo:27017",
        dbName: "mySpaces",
        collectionName: "referenceSpaces"
    .addShape(/* ... */)
    .build().then(model => {
        /* ... */


The framework is open source and is mainly developed by PhD Student Maxim Van de Wynckel as part of his research towards Hybrid Positioning and Implicit Human-Computer Interaction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Beat Signer.


Use of OpenHPS, contributions and feedback is highly appreciated. Please read our contributing guidelines for more information.


Copyright (C) 2019-2022 Maxim Van de Wynckel & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


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