Kinect and shopping carts. wi-GO and Whole Foods

Two similar projects here but with slightly different objectives. I saw the Whole Foods demo recently and it reminded me of the wi-GO project that surfaced about a year earlier…

wi-GO is a project that seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life. With the aim of building a barrier-free society, the project wi-GO is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enables the disabled person, but also the elderly and pregnant women, among others, carry objects without difficulty, comfortably and safely. Scheduled to follow the people, promotes mobility, reduces the inability of people with physical disabilities, ensuring integration and quality of life.

Whole Foods – a nice addition here is the scanning of products especially for people with allergies.

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