Development and Evaluation of Mobile Tour Guide Using Wearable and Hand-Held Devices

  • Doyeon Kim
  • Daeil SeoEmail author
  • Byounghyun Yoo
  • Heedong Ko
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9733)


With the popularization of wearable devices, people who are using multiple mobile devices are increasing; a tourist uses a hand-held device, a wearable device, or both to obtain tour information. However, most mobile tour guides provide tour information with little consideration of their hand-held and wearable characteristics. In addition, tour guides that run on multiple mobile devices do not share their touring context. Therefore, tourists have to input their intention separately on each device. To alleviate these problems, we propose a mobile tour guide system that shares the touring context between hand-held and wearable devices, and presents tour information based on the capabilities and usage pattern of the devices. The system guides tourists by compensating the weaknesses of the devices, and also minimizes user interaction between the system and tourists.


Point of interest Touring context Mobile tour guide Mobile user interface 



This research was supported in part by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Institutional Program (Project No. 2E26450).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doyeon Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daeil Seo
    • 2
    Email author
  • Byounghyun Yoo
    • 2
    • 1
  • Heedong Ko
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HCI and RoboticsUniversity of Science and TechnologyDaejeonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Center for Imaging Media ResearchKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea

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