Leveraging Proximity Sensing to Mine the Behavior of Museum Visitors

by Claudio Martella , Armando Miraglia∗, Marco Cattani , Maarten van Steen
Sept. 12, 2017 1 comment www.distributed-systems.net

In this paper, we focus on the relationship between the visitors of an art exhibition and its exhibits. We design, implement, and deploy a sensing infrastructure based on inexpensive mobile proximity sensors and a filtering pipeline that we use to measure face-to-face proximity between individuals and exhibits. Our pipeline produces an improvement in measurement accuracy of up to 64% relative to raw data. We use this data to mine the behavior of the visitors and show that group behavior can be recognized by means of data clustering and visualization.


Steven Ulm 9 months ago

Haha, this could actually be a good idea. Crazy but useful idea...