Browsing International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, Volume 44 (2008) by Authors
Wireless Sensor Networks: A Grocery Store ApplicationMarcellin, Michael W.; Xin, Hao; Chaves, Andrea; Mayoral, Bruno; Park, Hyun-Jin; Tsang, Mark; Tunell, Sean; University of Arizona (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2008-10)This paper explains the development of a wireless network system implemented to streamline grocery store checkout procedures. The design employs a wireless telemetry network consisting of a base station and wireless motes (Micaz MPR2400) that will be located on certain aisles, and attached to shopping carts. This system allows customers to scan items while they shop and uses cashiers for payment purposes only. The objective is to minimize the amount of processing performed by cashiers in order to reduce waiting times in line. The system was tested in a simulation environment and waiting times were reduced by 65%.