Issue No. 03 - July-September (2008 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2008.51
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.