What options are available to provide location specific information to visitors in museums? And how do these options compare? If you had to make a decision today, what technology would you choose? Well, it would depend on your objective and your budget.
As I’ve pondered these questions, I’ve come up with a list of what I consider to be the viable location sensing options today. This topic must be revisted at least once a year (preferably every 6 months) as the technology is changing quickly.
Position Puzzle: Where are you? Or more specifically, where is your handheld? One method for determining the location of a handheld computer indoors is by infrared beacons. Armed with two Lesswire IrDA Beacons and my trusty Dell Axim x50v, I searched for the answer to my position puzzle. Each Lesswire IrDA Beacon is designed to… Continue reading Infrared Location Sensing
I have a new dance step to share with you. It is called the Ekahau Dance…and it goes like this. Set up at least 4 wireless access points. Install the Ekahau Position Software on one laptop and a few mobile devices (laptops or pdas) Mark a square grid out on the floor of the “room”… Continue reading Music, Dancing, Museums & Location Sensing
Where are you? That is the question oâ€™ the day. With all of our mobile devices and wireless accessâ€¦we can now find each other easily (when we want to be found), but interestingly enough, we rarely know where the other person is. And how often are you not quite sure where you are? Wouldnâ€™t it… Continue reading Marauder’s Map
Prediction: museums will be filled with transparent technology in the future…and not just technology for technology sake…but technology that makes the museum responsive to you.