SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE PRESENCE AND TYPE OF AN OBJECT

Elies Dekoninck (Inventor), GEORGE BUCKENHAM (Inventor), TIM BURRELL-SAWARD (Inventor), ALEX FLEETWOOD (Inventor), LYALL MCCARTHY (Inventor), CHRIS SHAW (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Described herein are systems and method for determining a presence and/or type of an object positioned on a platform. The system may include: a tag reader configured to determine a type of an object, the object including a tag readable by the tag reader; a load cell configured to detect the presence of the object on a platform, the object having a known weight; and the platform including at least one face for receiving the object. The platform is communicatively coupled to the load cell and the tag reader. The presence of the object is detected by the load cell housed in the platform when the object is position on the at least one face of the platform. The type of the object is determined by the tag reader housed in the platform when the object is in physical proximity to the platform.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2017149435A1
IPCA63F9/24; ,A63F9/26;, G07F17/32; ,G07G1/00;
Priority date29/02/16
Filing date27/02/17
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2017

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