Prophets enrich the art experience at Rubens House Museum


The Rubens House Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, is showcasing ways in which Estimote Beacons can connect art and technology to enrich the experience of visiting a museum. Digital agency Prophets has created a mobile app for The Rubens House, completely transforming the old, one-dimensional visitor experience into a dynamic, engaging and interactive narrative. Working with Estimote technology, Prophets and Rubens House have brought the art and lives of some of history's greatest artists to life in new and exciting ways.

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Prophets really put Estimote Beacons through their paces, conducting lots of tests and experiments around beacon range and sensitivity to iron out any potential problems. The result is a thoroughly tested, beautifully designed app proven to work in a real-world environment.

The success of this cutting-edge cooperation demonstrates both the skill and forward thinking of Prophets and the commitment of the Rubens House Museum to keeping its priceless treasures from the past relevant to the present. Estimote is proud to have brought them together.


Read more about this exciting project on our blog.

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    Germán Larraín

    At the moment is the best app seen using iBeacones. I would love to know how you implement the indoor navigation module? Does really works? (what trilateration formula you used?)

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    Agnieszka Steczkiewicz

    Hi German,

    Did you manage to get your answer? You can read more about this project on our blog: or simply get in touch with Prophets Agency on Twitter

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    Germán Larraín

    Not really.

    In the blog they just tell about:

    "Distance: Locations of specific pieces/areas of the art collection are easy to find, because Beacons monitor your distance. And Indoor maps chart the space like a virtual tour guide."

    I would love to know more about that indoor map virtual tour guide.

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    Rodrigo Antonio Rubio

    Hi Aga,

    I'm also really interested about the indoor map navigation. How it was created (tools?) how to be plugged into estimote and sdk. Are we able to get some sample code?


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    Agnieszka Steczkiewicz

    Hi Rodrigo,

    Thanks for your interest. Please keep in mind that iBeacon standard is not primarily designed for indoor positioning. The main goal of this technology is to build proximity and context-based solutions for mobile apps and devices. Remember that Bluetooth signal is just a 2.4 GHz radio wave and as such is susceptible to factors like absorption, diffraction, interference and multipath propagation. Because of that, to achieve more than 5-6m accuracy using trilateration, you need really advanced noise cancelling algorithms. Here are some inspirations:

    It's also possible to use an alternative method, we call cell network system. It requires use of multiple Beacons to more precisely track user's movement and location. Programming part is a bit easier with such solution, but much more Beacons are needed.

    Please refer also to this article: we're currently experimenting and working on precise positioning solutions, but it's still in early stage of development.

    Hope it will be helpful.

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