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Localisation and Museum Artifact Visual and Audio Presentation Using Bluetooth Beacon Technology

Sevgi Cansu Aydalga, Seydi Doğan*, Ahmet Özkurt

Abstract

In this study, the purpose is to provide an efficient and original indoor area localization and presentation via picture and the voice assistance in a museum, using beacon devices based on the Bluetooth Low Energy technology infrastructure and embedded electronic circuit systems. In this context, a localization procedure is carried out via a Bluetooth module and an embedded microcontroller. A hardware as well as a software was developed in order to read the data broadcasted from radio frequency beacons, which support Bluetooth 4.0 technology. By using AT commands and a location identification system as well as a software which is designed and implemented on a microcontroller system detects the nearest beacon, therefore the desired area, based on the ID numbers of beacons and received signal strengths. Using this system, visitor locations can be determined and visitors are provided with visual or audio content based on their distance to the artworks. This study may be a prototype base application for future developments.

Keywords

Localisation, Bluetooth Low Energy, beacon, Arduino, AT commands.

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