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UAE students invent smart scale for shoppers

Smart weighing scale system serve themselves and reduce time spent in queues.

UAE shoppers will be able to save precious time they spend in supermarkets queuing up in the weighing area, since four university students have developed a smart weighing scale system that customers can use, especially in the fruits and vegetable section, to serve themselves and reduce time spent in queues.

The smart-scale system was developed by Sarah Al Habsi, Sarah Al Kaabi, Noura Al Ameri and Adhari Al Ahbabi, all students at the College of Information Technology at UAE University.

This scale can scan the fruits and vegetable products, measure the weight and calculate the cost of the items. It then informs the shopper the amount of money they have to pay for the items at the counter.

One of the students, Al Kaabi, explained that the customer selects the items they want to buy, which are included in the outlet’s sales system, and puts the products in a transparent plastic bags.

“The smart device immediately takes a picture of the bag through a camera and then identifies what has been purchased”, she added.

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