Developing a Location-Aware Mobile Guide System for GLAMs Based on TAPIR Sound Tag: A Case Study of the Lee Ungno Museum

  • Jimin Jeon
  • Gunho Chae
  • Woon Seung Yeo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8512)


With the emergence of new mobile media, Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs) have paid attention to interactive context-aware mobile guide systems that can provide visitors with a customized experience based on their location and movement. However, existing location-aware guide systems using GPS, Wi-Fi, QR Code, NFC, RFID, etc. tend to overlook the special conditions of GLAM environments, often require additional hardware, and have shortcomings like inaccurate identification, high cost, and low usability. This project aims to develop a novel location-aware mobile guide system for GLAMs that can overcome such limitations and offer visitors a tailored experience. To this end, we utilize “Theoretically Audible but Practically Inaudible Range (TAPIR)” sound tag-based data communication and location detection using audio signals within the human hearing range (typically between 18 to 22 kHz). This paper describes the TAPIR sound tag-based mobile guide system, and it discusses the first user evaluation result of the guide we developed for Lee Ungno Museum.


TAPIR Sound Tag Indoor Positioning Museum Mobile guide Lee Ungno Museum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jimin Jeon
    • 1
  • Gunho Chae
    • 1
  • Woon Seung Yeo
    • 1
  1. 1.Audio & Interactive Media Lab, GSCTKAISTDaejeonSouth Korea

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