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, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 239–248 | Cite as

Indoor Localisation with Beacons for a User-Friendly Mobile Tour Guide

  • Tobias Kaulich
  • Thomas Heine
  • Alexandra KirschEmail author
Technical Contribution


Bluetooth beacons are a recent technology that promises a simple, low-cost indoor localisation method with mobile devices. One application for such a localisation are museums or other exhibitions to provide visitors with information about nearby exhibits. We tested the localisation capabilities of beacons and explored different localisation techniques. Then we used the localisation in a tour guide app and examined how localisation contributes to the usability of the app.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Kaulich
    • 1
  • Thomas Heine
    • 2
  • Alexandra Kirsch
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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