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Virtual world method for optimizing positions of a refrigerator's contents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198221D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-30

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Abstract

Manufacturers are looking for better ways to demonstrate the capabilities and advantages of their products to increase product sales. For example, the storage design and capacity of household refrigerators are a major consideration for consumers making a purchase decision. But a problem for consumers is understanding how the typical food items they keep would best fit into a new refrigerator. Known solutions are limited to a manufacturer stating their storage volume but this falls short in demonstrating where particular items might best fit and it also does little to help the consumer understand best locations in the refrigerator based on the unique cooling dynamics of a storage product (and various settings, etc.) and the needs of each food product. Virtual worlds can provide enhanced visualization and thus marketing possibilities in such a product.