The Advanced Shopping Cart (ASC) is an electronic add-on system for existing shopping carts. It is an upgrade that addresses several issues prevalent in supermarket environments such as checkout efficiency and theft, by introducing an electronic component. The system can be classified into two units; a central database server and the on-cart electronics. The database server will be capable of wirelessly broadcasting to and receiving information from all on-cart devices. The electronic device attached to each cart will have a tablet with touchpad display and a RFID reader with a range of one meter. Customers will be able to receive store information on the tablets in real time and manage their inventory, while avoiding the need for barcode scanning.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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