Scale practice

Whenever we go through self-service checkout at the local grocery store, dealing with produce is a royal pain; we have to put the item on the scale, remember which of 735 possible types of onions we chose, and punch in the results accordingly on a touch screen. Consequently, we’re envious of the select group of Europeans who now have access to scales smart enough to not only distinguish apples from oranges, but also Granny Smiths from Fujis. The secret is a camera that can even peek through produce baggies and interpret what it sees appropriately. We think this could be terrific for lots of shoppers; if it’s also part of the regular checkout counters, it could be a job-saver for checkout clerks with visual, dexterity or cognitive disabilities.

Popgadget: Self-service scale that gives great service

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