Last 14 march took place the proyecto LIMUS Project presentation “Technology for free access to museums and archaeological sites in Extremadura and Alentejo based on mobile devices” University of Extremadura Campus in Badajoz.
The project has developed an intelligent guide for museums through a mobile app that will allow to receive information about the works of art through technologies such as radiofrequency, acoustics and visible light.
The technology design is in its final phase and the applications are practically developed, so the next phase consist to implement the technologies in the partner museums until the end of 2019 when the guide will be in operation in the Chamber Municipal of Évora, the Archaeological Field of Mértola, and the Archaeological Museum of Badajoz, although later it may be extended to other centers.
Each museum will decide what kind of information about the work it wants to send to the user, such as photographs, texts, videos or audios. The application will also allow the museum to collect information about visitor behavior patterns, know the routes that follow and the time they dedicate to each work.
The LIMUS project is an Interreg-POCTEP project funded by the European Commission, in which participate the Ministry of Culture of the regional government of Extremadura (Main Partner), the Sensory Systems research group of the University of Extremadura (technological partner), the Municipal Chamber of Évora, the Archaeological Field of Mértola and Gestiona Global (external assistance).