SHOP_SMART

CLASS COMMENTS


Shop Smart (SmartCart): 89%

Comments:

Very good job on this idea and presentation. Lots of time invested. This idea should definitely work. This team did an outstanding job!!

I would have liked to see to actually use the application instead of just screenshots. The pricing for each store and the constant changes of prices such as Walmart might be very difficult to keep up with. How are you going to accomplish this?

Catchy introduction!

Profesh

Solid presentation overall but the idea itself seems a bit far fetched. Too much work for a shopping visit.

There are many problems with this concept. It also is implemented already, in a more efficient manner, within certain stores today. Would have loved to see a functional app that would beat the current ones though.
cool idea, but application needs a lot of work

Prototype was just mocked up screenshots... no actual device.

Seems like a good idea. A working prototype would have been cool

Why an iPad or Android tablet? What about a custom solution? Not an intensive application so there's no need for the power like an iPad.

Product manufacturers will need to get behind this to provide RFID tagging, QR codes, etc. on their packaging.

Grocery stores will have to provide prices causing you to have access to their database (or through an API) as each store is different.

A very creative idea! Awesome work!

How will u set up gps on every item in all grocery stores? Are you paying for the new grocery carts or is the grocery store?
Ho do u propose a safe holder for the tablets to sit on that keeps them safe and dry?

The product looks good. Interested to see if the app is functional.

Good presentation, but it seems like Sam did most of the presenting and the rest of the group did not really participate.





PROJECT OUTLINE

1. Project Introduction/Description (take from what you wrote)

Often times, it is difficult to "shop smart". In other words, we know what we want, but we don't always necessarily know which exact product is best for us, especially given our current state of health. Our concept - called the "Smart Cart" - brings food product information directly to the consumer as they shop. As products are put in the shopping cart, our "Smart Cart" recognizes them, and then provides the user with alternative product options based on that person's health profile. The system is designed to cater what the consumer buys to their desired health status. For example, if the user has diabetes, the Smart Cart can find food product alternatives with less sugar. The idea is to promote a healthier lifestyle through the easiest means possible - every-day grocery shopping.

2. Team (make sure have everyone)

Samuel Levine, Alex Johnson, Alexander Galiana, Carrie Roberts, Zach Tonello

3. Main Deliverable (what will you produce at the end - describe - is it a software program, an app, a website, a service, etc.)

Our main deliverable will be a service to help people make better decisions while shopping for groceries. This service will be provided through an application running on a simple system like a tablet that is connected to a shopping cart in a convenient manner as to where scanning objects as they are placed in the cart will be effortless.

4. What will the Main Deliverable do (how does this solve the problems you have mentioned in your intro)

The main deliverable will allow people who have special needs while grocery shopping such as someone with diabetes or obesity. This will make managing their health conditions easy to do and easier to develop lasting knowledge on food products that are right for them. For anyone that has been diagnosed with a disease that require special needs or is trying to follow a strict diet, the Smart Cart is right for them.

5. Competitors to your product/service (what are others doing? any similar services, any related services - DO SOME RESEARCH)

SK Telecom is currently conducting pilot testing on a smartcart in China that uses a smartphone and a shopping cart equipped with a tablet PC to offer diverse shopping-related information based on accurate indoor positioning technology. Their cart provides a wide variety of shopping tips, product information and discount/ special deal information in real time based on position within the store as they walk around. Customers can draw up a shopping list using the application on their smartphones and then synchronize to a shopping cart at the store. At the checkout counter, the tablet screen shows the list of purchased items, membership points and available coupons. Smart Cart will become a more personalized smart when combined with customer shopping history, usage pattern, and other information managed by existing retailers. Manufacturers will be able to carry out targeted marketing for customers located in the store.

6. Reasons why your product/service beats your competitors or offers something different

Our smart cart will take concepts attempted by SD Telecom and take it much further. Using an online medical profile that includes allergies, illnesses and health goals, we will be able to suggests items to customers, and provide warnings for others. Increasing iron intake, avoiding nuts or maintaining a certain diet will all be achieved easier by the user.

7. Project timeline (what will be done and when and by WHOM!)

Oct. 20 - Have first round of app screenshots ready (Sam & AJ)
Oct. 27 - Have first mock presentation ready, with script! (Carrie as lead presenter)
Nov. 3 - Attain real shopping cart and have a somewhat working prototype (Alex & Zach)
Nov. 10 - Have second round of app screenshots ready (Sam & AJ)
Nov. 17 - Have second mock presentation ready, with revised scripts (Carrie as lead presenter)
Nov. 24 - Have app screenshots completed (Sam & AJ), shopping cart prototype completed (Alex & Zach), presentation order and media sequencing complete (Carrie & team)
Month of December - REHEARSE!

8. Proposed meeting times

Oct. 27, Nov. 17, 24. Dec. TBA.

9. What resources do you have (people on team, skills of people) - what’s missing (what will strengthen your team/product/service).

Collectively, our team is capable of integrating the following technical skills: basic web design, Java application programming, photo editing & manipulation, networking, and database implementation. In addition to technical skills, the team is comprised of members with a true business sense, able to identify what factors will contribute to our product’s adoption by consumers, and what factors will make our product less likely to be used. The one thing we do need is a solid knowledge base in RFID technology. However, while no one member knows enough about RFID technology alone, collectively we should able to support our RFID needs. Also, we lack the technical skills of a sheet metal mechanic needed by our iPad-mounted shopping cart prototype.

10. Who will benefit and How!

This will benefit everyone really. For people that are overweight, for people who want to eat right, but are confused about how to. There are also people that have allergies to certain foods, this will help them find different options. It can help basically anyone that uses it simply by assisting them in making better choices when it comes to food and groceries they purchase.

11. Sample product/service - demo - feasibility of product/service or MOCK design

The mock design will be an ipad on a shopping cart, used to show the screen and product placement. We will also have a few screenshots of what the actual interface will look like. To make these screenshots we will use Photoshop.



Description: Often times, it is difficult to "shop smart". In other words, we know what we want, but we don't always necessarily know which exact product is best for us, especially given our current state of health. Our concept - called the "Smart Cart" - brings food product information directly to the consumer as they shop. As products are put in the shopping cart, our "Smart Cart" recognizes them, and then provides the user with alternative product options based on that person's health profile. The system is designed to cater what the consumer buys to their desired health status. For example, if the user has diabetes, the Smart Cart can find food product alternatives with less sugar. The idea is to promote a healthier lifestyle through the easiest means possible - every-day grocery shopping.

Team: Alex Johnson, Sam Levine, Alexander Galiana, Carrie Roberts, Myles Raley, Zach Tronello, Chara Dennis

Possible Resources (Edited by Ren, available via FSU online journals):

Research Paper: Patient Internet Use for Health Information at Three Urban Primary Care Clinics
Suzanne Dickerson, Amber M Reinhart, Thomas Hugh Feeley, Rakesh Bidani, Ellen Rich, Vinod K Garg, Charles O Hershey
JAMIA 2004;11:499-504 doi:10.1197/jamia.M1460

http://www.coreperformance.com/daily/nutrition/the-10-best-iphone-nutrition-apps.html

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dietician/id288989314?mt=8


Project Deliverable for October 28



Final Project Deliverable