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Issue No.03 - July-September (2008 vol.7)
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
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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