#1541: ShowSherpa

When you go to a museum you can fork out some extra cash and get a belt-load of electronics to provide you with a guided tour.

When you attend a giant tradeshow, such systems are rare. So today’s invention is an audio/visual guide to visiting such a tradeshow, based on regular smartphones.

A multi-day show can be a confusing and tiring event. This system would not only give an audio-visual description of the booths to which you were nearest (based on GPS), it would also provide extra contextual information about the individual exhibiting staff, for example, to whom you might want to talk (or schedule a meeting).

Exchange of virtual business cards of course would be possible, as would an optimised personal route through the event, based on your profile of professional interests, freestuff sought, eating requirements, current local crowd density and your planned visit duration.

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