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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2008 vol. 7)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 16-23
Thomas G. Zimmerman , IBM Almaden Research Center
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.
wireless, handheld, optical tracking, hacking, bar codes, airport security

T. G. Zimmerman, "Hacking in Industrial Research and Development," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 7, no. , pp. 16-23, 2008.
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