Faculty Advisor

Pedersen, Peder C.


The Virtual Tour Guide is like an ordinary audio guide that you see in museums with a video component built into it. The completed project consists of a hardware/software RFID module and a purely software iTouch module. The user carries an iTouch which has a GUI running on it. On the back of the iTouch is attached an RFID tag. Outside each exhibit shall be an RFID antenna which the user must swipe the tag at. The antenna recognizes the tag and communicates its location and the tag's unique ID to the GUI on the iTouch. The GUI then switches to a page corresponding to the location it is at. The user can then chose to view videos detailing about that exhibit. Once satisfied, the user can hit the done button, and walk to the next exhibit starting the entire process again.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering