Metro shows voice-operated RFID device at CeBIT

Here's how it works: Employees wear the headset, which uses Wi-Fi to connect to the computer system and Bluetooth to connect to the RFID scanning device mounted to the arm. A cloth strap containing two antennas extends from the device to two fingers.

Employees receive computer-generated instructions to their headsets and confirm them over their microphones. The glove automatically registers the products they pick from the shelves and put into boxes or onto pallets. If they accidentally pick the wrong product, they receive a message requesting them to repeat the process.

After fulfilling the order, employees notify the system through the microphones.

The main benefits of the voice-operated RFID picking system are that work sequences aren't interrupted by employees having to read through lists and manually compare data, according to Metro.

See the article in ComputerWorld

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