READ OUR WHITE PAPER ON LOCATION BASED RETAILING
At Takemetuit, we believe that precision indoor positioning technology that can lead people to precise product shelf locations, and is available to all shoppers and employees on standard smart phones and smart watches, can unlock tremendous innovation and value for retailers and their shoppers, employees and vendors. We call it Location Based Retailing and it can enable the Internet of Things for Retail Stores in a practical cost effective way… at an item level.
Don Dodge, a world renowned authority on technology, has his 5 big predictions on the next big things in technology and indoor positioning is one of them. He says
“Indoor Location and Positioning, enabled by Smartphones, will become a part of many existing apps, and enable new services. Think about how web maps started as a standalone application and were later embedded into all sorts of web sites. The same will happen for Indoor Location on mobile apps.”
Amazon.com is preparing to run away with the grocery industry. The introduction of two-hour grocery delivery at Whole Foods Market through Amazon’s Prime Now service shows that unless Kroger moves fast and decisively, it is going to be left behind in this space. Read more below…
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Applied Research, Fall 2017:
The Takemetuit Acufind Indoor Positioning System (IPS) aims to be the world’s first IPS to reliably way-find indoor positions to 10 cm resolution in three dimensions, similar to GPS technology. Their focus is to develop systems that aid shoppers in locating products. In response to a need for expertise in information and communication technologies, Takemetuit contacted SAIT for assistance with research and product development. The two organizations began working together in 2016 under an NSERC Engage Grant (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada).