Poster: Bluetooth low Energy (BLE) beacons alone didn't work!

Yun Huang, Qunfang Wu, Yaxing Yao

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Abstract

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon technology is projected to be the leading proximity technology. Various business sectors are rapidly applying it because of its automatic location sensing capabilities, low cost and high accuracy. However, understanding of how people adopt beacon-based location sensing applications is still very limited. We developed a BLE beacon based system for automating class attendance taking. Our first field study with 42 students showed that about 38% of the students adopted it. Students had several misunderstandings and concerns of the technology that challenged its adoption. We revised the design by integrating a participatory sensing approach, where users can manually check in to their class by explicitly sharing their location using GPS. We conducted a second field study with 45 students under the same instructor in the following semester. The overall adoption of the attendance taking system was increased to 80%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages62-65
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359665
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2018
Event2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Oct 8 2018Oct 12 2018

Other

Other2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/8/1810/12/18

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Keywords

  • BLE beacon
  • Class attendance
  • Location sharing
  • Opportunistic sensing
  • Participatory sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Huang, Y., Wu, Q., & Yao, Y. (2018). Poster: Bluetooth low Energy (BLE) beacons alone didn't work! In UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 62-65). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267634