Tiles are small platforms with battery-powered sensors that, via BLE, are connected to a hub that collects all the data from these sensors. This prototype is part of our vision for a connected retail space to enhance the possibilities of producing real-time data for analytics in a physical environment. A store manager can just scan a Tile (NFC or QR) and then add this Tile to his private analytics page. By scanning its bar code each product is then associated to one specific Tiles platform. The overview of all product interaction is displayed on a web page in real-time.
This prototype is very closely related to Funky Retail. We’ve just slightly stripped it down to make it are far more mobile device with a very low power consumption. Further flexibility is achieved by simplifying the process of adding single Tiles to the analytics environment via QR-codes or NFC.