An Inexpensive Bluetooth-Based Indoor Positioning Hack

K.C. Cheung, Stephen Intille, Kent Larson


A Bluetooth-based indoor positioning system using off-theshelf low-cost stationary beacons and mobile host devices is described. The system permits low-cost, rapid prototyping of applications where room-level location detection is sufficient. The technical details required to make such a system work in practice are described.

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