Comparative Evaluation of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct for Tablet-Oriented Educational Applications
This study conducted a survey to implement educational applications that can share information even in environments where access points cannot be used. In particular, we investigated whether Bluetooth (widely used for many years) or Wi-Fi Direct (developed recently) is more suitable when creating educational applications using an ad hoc network. To survey the influence of hand movements on delay time while operating tablets, we created a paint application that shares a drawing screen across two tablets and conducted an experiment. In addition, to survey the influence of human presence on delay time, we conducted an experiment in which we changed the number of students seated between the two tablets in the classroom. From the results of these experiments, we conclude that Bluetooth is less influenced by hand movements and human presence than Wi-Fi Direct.
KeywordsAd hoc network Education Tablet RTT
This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP15K16105. The authors are grateful to the members of Laboratory of Computational Science in Ehime University for the cooperation on the survey on the influence of human presence.
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