Wireless sensor networks: A grocery store application

Andrea Chaves, Bruno Mayoral, Hyun Jin Park, Mark Tsang, Sean Tunell, Michael W. Marcellin, Hao Xin

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This paper explains the development of a wireless network system implemented to streamline grocery store checkout procedures. The design employs a wireless telemetry network consisting of a base station and wireless motes (Micaz MPR2400) that will be located on certain aisles, and attached to shopping carts. This system allows customers to scan items while they shop and uses cashiers for payment purposes only. The objective is to minimize the amount of processing performed by cashiers in order to reduce waiting times in line. The system was tested in a simulation environment and waiting times were reduced by 65%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2008
Event44th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Telemetry: Measure, Move, Record, Analyze...We Do It All, ITC/USA, 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2008Oct 30 2008


  • Grocery store technologies
  • Sensor networks
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


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