An Icelandic company has developed an app for the the enhancement of visitor experience in museums and galleries. The solution uses Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and the app can be used on visitor's own devices or devices available in museums. The company is looking for distribution services agreement and/or services agreements with trade intermediaries and/or alliance partners.
An Icelandic SME that has developed an app for the the enhancement of visitor experience in museums and galleries and is looking for distribution services agreement and/or services agreements with trade intermediaries and/or alliance partners. The museum guide app enhances visitor experience by automatically detecting the visitor´s location and playing the corresponding guide when the visitor approaches preset objects or artifacts, thus visitors don´t necessarily have to follow museum signs or visit exhibits in a certain order. The app provides navigation, guidance and narration in audio, video or text and can be used on the visitor´s own mobile or tablet or devices provided by the museums. Moreover the app supports active learning by making it possible to add games with challenges to be solved at location. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmitters are used to determine visitor indoor location. The installation of the BLE transmitters is easy, fast and requires minimal maintenance. Outdoor, the application acquires the visitor´s location through GPS (Global Positioning System). The company specializes in the development of positioning technology for mobile devices and has already equipped several organizations with this technology and received very positive feedback.The team behind the app has background in computer science, internet gaming, education, entertainment, journalism, teaching and radio productions.
Innovations and advantages
- Easy installation - Low maintenance cost - User friendly content management system allows museum staff to easily change the venue and content - Once installed the application doesn´t require internet access - Location-aware content delivery indoor - The application supports mulitilingual content - Location based games available in platform
01003018 User Interfaces, Usability
01003022 Smart Appliances
01004002 Applications for Tourism
01005001 Cultural Heritage
Market application codes
01002004 Other telephone related
01006002 Mobile communications, pagers and cellular radio
02007007 Applications software
07001007 Other leisure and recreational products and services
Intellectual property rights
Area of partner's activity
The Icelandic company is interested in partnering with end users, potential trade intermediaries or alliance partners such as distributors or manufacturers of equipment to museums. They are offering Distribution- and/or services agreement.