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Method and System for Collaborative Shopping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246998D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 158K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system that enables collaborative shopping between a shopper that is on-site and a remote user by utilizing video displays.

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Method and System for Collaborative Shopping

If shopping without a specific list, a shopper often needs to contact another person to ensure the selections and quantities for purchase are correct. For example, a husband might need to call his wife to ask what vegetables are needed for dinner that evening.

An effective method is needed by which a remote user can guide a buyer to select the

correct products and quantities.

The novel contribution is a method and system that enables collaborative shopping between a shopper that is on-site and a remote user.

Both the shopper and the remote user use a head mounted display, so that the remote user can view the shopping items as they come into the shopper's field of vision. The remote user can guide shopper by overlaying additional content in the view of the shopping items. The additional content can be direction to select an item, quantity to purchase, etc. The software can also overlay the items needed to prepare a specific recipe. The sensors installed in shopper's head mounted display read the tags/barcodes of the items and accordingly recognizes and then overlays the detail in the head mounted display. A non-real-time (off-line) visual should be available for the second user to update information; this way, the remote user can send an update on vegetables to the shopper, even after the shopper has moved to the meat vendor. In addition, an online and off-line visual could be provided to the remote user via a split sc...