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


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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Kaulich, T., Heine, T. & Kirsch, A. Indoor Localisation with Beacons for a User-Friendly Mobile Tour Guide. Künstl Intell 31, 239–248 (2017).

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  • Tour Guides
  • Indoor Localization
  • Bluetooth Beacons
  • Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
  • RSSI Values