TR-IIS-06-002    Fulltext

Smart Pantries for Homes

C.F. Hsu, H.Y.M. Liao, J.W.S. Liu, P.C. Hsiu, C.S. Shih, T.W. Kuo, Y.S. Lin


A smart pantry holds non-perishable household supplies and automates the purchasing and delivery of their replenishments. By relieving its user from the chore of keeping the home stocked of essentials, it provides convenience and peace of mind not only to elderly individuals but also busy people of all ages. This paper describes two alternative smart pantry designs and tradeoffs. Underlying methods and technologies used for their implementation are also described.