Currently, many restaurants are short on manpower because restaurant owners are trying to cut down the cost of running the business, which potentially compromises the quality of service and also the efficiency, especially during peak dining hours. It is difficult for waiters to track which table's customers need attention, and also the waiters need to go back and forth to fulfill customer's inquiries which adds extra stress to their workload: they need to go to the customer first to acknowledge what they need, go get the requested item, and then go back to the customers again. Furthermore, sometimes waiters can lose track of which tables need to be cleaned and prepared, while the next group of customers has to wait extra long outside. Currently, there are some products on the market such as electrical buzz/bell which can inform the waiters which tables need assistance, but due to their limited features, they cannot fully optimize the use of manpower, or manage the customer traffic. LocalHost aims to help restaurants maximize their efficiency and also their profit, by providing them with a fully automatic system, which uses image processing technology to keep their staff updated on what actions need to be taken at which table.
Engineering Science undergraduates 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 final presentation
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