A Location-Aware Guide Based on Active RFIDs in Multi-Device Environments

  • Giuseppe GhianiEmail author
  • Fabio Paternò
  • Carmen Santoro
  • Lucio Davide Spano
Conference paper


In this chapter, we propose a multi-device, location-aware museum guide. It is a mobile guide able to opportunistically exploit large screens when they are nearby the user. Various types of games, which can exploit multi-device environments, are included in addition to the museum and artwork descriptions. The mobile guide is equipped with an RFID reader, which provides information useful to automatically detect nearby artworks. We also present example applications of this solution and then briefly discuss the results of first empirical tests performed to evaluate the usefulness and the usability of the enhanced mobile guide.


Receive Signal Strength Indication Large Screen Museum Visit Shared Display Digital Museum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Ghiani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fabio Paternò
    • 1
  • Carmen Santoro
    • 1
  • Lucio Davide Spano
    • 1
  1. 1.ISTI-CNRVia G.MoruzziPisaItaly

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