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Salminen T, Hosio S & Riekki J (2006)
Enhancing Bluetooth connectivity with RFID.
Proc. 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, Pisa, Italy, 36-41.
One of the challenges in pervasive computing is
communication between a mobile userís terminal and
the continuously changing local environment.
Bluetooth is one potential option for providing
connectivity, but its usage is hindered by the time
consuming device discovery and service discovery
processes. We propose using RFID technology to
enhance the Bluetooth connection establishment
procedure. We present quantitative evaluation and
qualitative user evaluation of our system compared to
the standard Bluetooth mechanism. Measurements
show that our approach dramatically increases the
performance when establishing a Bluetooth connection
between two devices. Also users prefer our approach
because it is faster to use, there is no need for menu
selections, and it is considered easier and more
pleasant to use than the standard approach.
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