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3D Motion And Heat Sensing Technology Captures Shoppers’ In-Store Behavior – PSFK

Stores know what we purchase through scanning at the checkout, but in-store behavior that doesn’t end in a purchase is much harder to track. A system called Shopperception developed with Primesense places a small 3D sensor above a store shelf to capture shopping behavior for retailers.

Mashable reports that the sensor watches people interact with products and Shopperception’s app aggregates all of this data to create a real-time consumer response report. There’s also a heat map to show which products were picked up a lot and which ones were avoided.

An inspiring reminder by Carl Sagan

…And we go on spilling blood in the name of religion, nationality, ethinicity.

Specially religion. The same religions that did not know basic things like world was round and we were not centre of the universe. How easily they go about promising heaven and hell. Its surprising how hard to believe and flimsy religious tenets are defended so violently by even more crazy believers. How easy it is to exploit the vanity of the masses in the name of religion. Just make them believe, their god is the special one and that they are the god’s chosen one. Its enough to bring out the devil in them…