Retail applications

Self-monitoring refrigerators & vending machines

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Self-monitoring refrigerators & vending machines

Refrigerators, freezers, coolers, and vending machines are everywhere and they offer the unique opportunity to monitor themselves. Just like phones have gone from a simple device to a multifunctional electronic Swiss-army knife (aka smart phones), now fridges have also evolved and become smart fridges (smart coolers, smart vending machines) with brains, sensors, and communication abilities that monitor themselves and communicate that information. Auditing has never been easier These intelligent fridges provide a shelf monitoring solution, auditing, and is hands-free. They monitor themselves...

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Automatic Planogram compliance – Saving millions of hours

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Automatic Planogram compliance – Saving millions of hours

Saving millions of hours of work of sales agents' time with a point-and-click application, how?

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Automated Visual Repository Building

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Automated Visual Repository Building

The state-of-the-art in visual object recognition has matured to a level where many objects can be recognized in real-time in video streams. In order to recognize objects in pictures taken from camera phones, 3G video streams, webcams, or any other video recording device, there is a need for a database of images of the objects to be recognized (along with accompanying data such as product ratings, prices, reviews, comparisons or any relevant metadata ). Instead of manually taking pictures to build such a database we made use of the (increasingly) high number of pictures available on-line by...

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Visual Shelf Monitoring

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Visual Shelf Monitoring

Image recognition algorithms analyze images streaming from retail store cameras, detecting (mis)placement of products, verifying these against target planograms and promotion compliance diagrams to deliver a real-time action stream for restocking, rearrangement and optimization of shelf product assortment. International media coverage and 4 patents filed. In-store cameras and visual object recognition algorithms are used to continuously monitor in an automated way the presence, misplacement, and in particular, the lack of products on supermarket shelves. This allows retailers to avoid...

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Facebook Connect: Integrating Facebook into any website or application

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Facebook Connect: Integrating Facebook into any website or application

Facebook for Businesses! Everyone knows Facebook. But not everyone knows Facebook’s API. Businesses (and their marketing department) have spent years trying to make use of social networks. They know they want to use social networks–because the people are there–but they have no idea how to make use of them!! Until now. The Facebook API opens up a world of opportunities for businesses and this project we wanted to showcase all that is possible. This was a fun project where the prototype often shocked people at what was possible. Imagine seeing images of your wife...

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