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Design and Development of “μMeter” - An Innovative Bluetooth Application

Author(s): Gagan Singhal | Hao Shi

Journal: International journal of Computer Networks & Communications
ISSN 0975-2293

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Bluetooth | lecture improvement | ubiquitous system | μMeter

Bluetooth today, has conquered almost all mobile devices including Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs),handhelds, smart phones and mobile phones. Unlike the internet, where one has to rely on a third partyto provide a wireless connection, Bluetooth is inexpensive and easily available with no dependence onmanufacturers or service providers and can prove beneficial in short range communication. Aiming toinculcate wireless benefits in classrooms with virtually no expense and in an attempt to achieve moreinteractivity with students, a Bluetooth application “μMeter” is developed using Bluetooth technology toform a Wireless LAN in a classroom. . It helps to boost interactivity with students, thereby making classesmore effective. In this paper, we first give a brief overview of Bluetooth technology and its applications.Details of the application development platform and Bluetooth requirements are then given. The resultsof the “μMeter” application are presented, followed by the conclusion and recommendations on futurework.
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