Smart Shopping Cart using RFID
Reshmi Anantapalli1, R. Rajyashree2, Sri Haripriya Nutulapati3, Ria Singh4
1Reshmi Anantapalli, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (T.N), India.
2R. Rajyashree, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (T.N), India.
3Sri Haripriya Nutulapati, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (T.N), India.
4Ria Singh, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (T.N), India.
Manuscript received on 03 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 04 July 2019 | PP: 379-382 | Volume-8 Issue-1S4 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10680681S419/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the present day, the most preferred approach to any task is one that provides maximum comfort and convenience and consumes the least time. A shopping cart is generally provided to the customers in a supermarket in order to assist their customers with the transportation of the merchandise. The paper proposes a system for a human-following cart (smart cart) that uses Radio Frequency Identification tags to identify and follow the customers. Each customer entering the shop is given a Radio Frequency Identification card and its respective sensor is installed on a shopping cart. As the customer moves inside the mart, the smart shopping cart follows him/her while maintaining a safe distance from its respective customer and also the racks and other customers in the mart. Customers can enter their budget before they begin shopping so they get notified if the total bill exceeds their budget. Optical Character Recognition/ Intelligent Character Recognition software is used to scan customer’s shopping list. Global Positioning System installed in the tablet helps customer in finding the products in the mart. The system includes automatic billing of the products which have Radio Frequency Identification tags on them and the exit gate that has Radio Frequency Identification sensor will scan each product in the cart and the total cost of products purchased is given. Payment method is chosen by customer and payment is done. Calories of food products are also displayed on the screen of smart phone or tablet used to curb the customers from purchasing excessive junk food. The key is to design the cart in such a way that it reduces man power and daily hassle of long queues. The paper promises a more cost efficient system for the smart shopping cart than any of its predecessors.
Keywords: Shopping Cart, Radio Frequency Identification, Radio Frequency Identification tag, Radio Frequency Identification Sensor, Passive Tags, Radio Frequency Identification Antenna, Reader, Micro-chip.
Scope of the Article: RFID Network and Applications