Just read the blog posted by Bjarke Svendsen about the project of using RFID in Korea McDonald's. Here is the abstract of the post:
"Working with SK Telecom, McDonald's in Korea is testing food ordering by RFID (radio-frequency identification). A pilot program in Seoul's Shinchon neighbourhood lets customers place an order by pointing their cell phone at the items they want. Actually, it's not quite that simple—they first need to download software to their phone and then, seated at their McDonald's table, plug an RFID reader into the phone and aim their handset at a menu with built-in RFID chips. Items are automatically charged to their cell phone bill. As soon an order is ready, a message is sent to the customer's cell phone, letting them know that they can pick up their tray at the counter. " [Source]
Friday, October 26, 2007
Today, we're invited to attend the seminar of "RFID in SMEs of Hong Kong" organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, ISE). It's actually a showcase of the research projects conducted by ISE, which include Phyical Asset Management, Logistics, Counterterfiet Prevention & Healthcare Management, and more. In the event, the RFID embedded badge was used for visitors tracking.
Pic 3: Four Alien UHF antennas were installed at the gatedoor to keep track the visitors' movement
Pic 4: The real-time visitors' movement could be seen outside the conference room
Pic 5: Booth to demostrate the department's research project