Presence Detection with Bluetooth Low Energy: A Review and Experiment

  • Michael Hosein University of the West Indies St Augustine
  • Kevin Jaglal
Keywords: Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE, Presence Detection, Localization

Abstract

Bluetooth is one of the most ubiquitous technologies in smart phone today and its prominence in other devices is rising rapidly. It has become the De Facto technology used when there is need for device-to-device communication. However, the evolving standard has much more to offer. Bluetooth can power many applications due to capabilities. A key metric of Bluetooth is the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) and depending on the readings one can infer locality. This study evaluates existing research that attempts localization implemented using the Bluetooth protocol and the metrics that power those applications. A proof-of-concept software is developed to further investigate the feasibility of presence detection using Bluetooth Low Energy without connection to a device. 

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Published
2021-01-29
How to Cite
Hosein, M., & Jaglal , K. (2021). Presence Detection with Bluetooth Low Energy: A Review and Experiment. International Journal of Computer (IJC), 40(1), 1-13. Retrieved from https://www.ijcjournal.org/index.php/InternationalJournalOfComputer/article/view/1861
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