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Issue No.03 - July-September (2008 vol.7)
pp: 16-23
Thomas G. Zimmerman , IBM Almaden Research Center
ABSTRACT
Incorporating off-the-shelf devices and technology can reduce the risk, cost, and deployment time of a product's field trials. Two case studies demonstrate hacking's contribution to industrial R&D in commercial settings. The first case study evaluates optical and radio frequency techniques to track shopping carts in a supermarket. The other evaluates the deployment of a handheld device to enable passengers to self-check-in and board commercial flights.
INDEX TERMS
wireless, handheld, optical tracking, hacking, bar codes, airport security
CITATION
Thomas G. Zimmerman, "Hacking in Industrial Research and Development", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.7, no. 3, pp. 16-23, July-September 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.51
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