Technology places a huge role in how we progress and change within our society. With so many new developments, new technologies, new concerns over health and safety, looking at what the newest innovations have to offer us is increasingly becoming more and more important for our lives. With the new normal currently in place, our California industrial design firm notices that there is more emphasis focused on upgrading and innovating the most essential aspects of our lives.
Huge innovations are being integrated into the way we shop safely and interact with others, and grocery shopping has become a big issue in places all around the world. More and more people are concerned about the safest and efficient ways to shop that will also keep you safe! One of the newest innovations coming to grocery stores that our California industrial design firm loves is the invention of the ‘smart cart.’ The smart cart works in that modular platform are fitted onto existing shopping carts. Using computer vision and barcode scanner, the smart carts can automatically recognize the products you put in and take out of the cart. Each cart will also feature a touchscreen to display exactly what you are buying once you put the item in your cart, and can help navigate you around the store, a feature that is especially helpful for the elderly. Once reaching check out, the smart cart can automatically charge the shopper, without the need of a cashier or facing the manual work of self-checkout.
Not only does our California industrial design firm believe that the smart cart is a more efficient way of getting everything you need at a faster pace, but also helps in creating new forms of shopping and contactless forms of payments to reduce the possibility of skin to skin interactions. In addition to changing the way we shop, retailers can also now rely on smart carts for the security of their product and product since the smart carts include built-in cameras and sensors that can track and make sure that there are fewer chances of theft. Coming from a California industrial design firm, focusing on building the new is one of the best ways that innovation can help us work around new challenges and not only solve difficult problems but create new and better ways of doing things that help progress us further.
If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
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