Location analysis using Bluetooth Low EnergySeptember 1, 2021
Distance to a Bluetooth device can be measured using RSSI value. The following script will help you locate nearby unique BLE devices within a selected range.
This script scans for nearby unique Bluetooth devices within the given range using a well-known RSSI to distance formula.
- You need to have a BLE USB dongle BleuIO https://www.bleuio.com/
- To run the script, you need a web application bundler. You can use parceljs. https://parceljs.org/getting_started.html
git clone https://github.com/smart-sensor-devices-ab/device_within_range.git
Go inside the folder type in terminal
The script will scan for five seconds for nearby devices within range. You can update the value based on your requirements.
You can also run this script from online at
**Make sure your BleuIO dongle is connected
Read more about how to calculate the distanceHow to Calculate Distance from the RSSI value of the BLE Beacon