Mobile devices allow access to information. Museums want to exploit this to enhance visitor experiences through engagement with exhibits.

Smart Beacons delivers content relevant to an exhibit at indoor/outdoor locations, triggered by Bluetooth Low Energy as the visitor explores the museum.

An in-built recommender system, which maintains user and content models, provides a tailored experience in the form of personalised tours and information.

Key Features:

  • BLE beacon triggers personalised location-aware content delivery
  • Locations have multiple multimedia content snippets
  • Individually relevant snippets are recommended based on user interactions
  • Provision of previously unavailable analytics: dwell-time, routes, rating


  • Enhancing locations with personalised information
  • Distributing information to physically nearby users
  • Tracking location of objects

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