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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 76; doi:10.3390/su9010076

Towards a Wireless and Low-Power Infrastructure for Representing Information Based on E-Paper Displays

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Department of Telematics Systems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Complutense n° 30, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Topographic Engineering and Cartography, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Sur, 28031 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Víctor Yepes
Received: 7 October 2016 / Revised: 2 January 2017 / Accepted: 3 January 2017 / Published: 7 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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Abstract

There has been much interest in replacing traditional information supports with more technological solutions in recent years. New technologies which allow paper-like perception with minimal power needs have emerged as low-power wireless scenarios. A priority for these new supports is to create the architecture for a scalable solution which maintains minimal power requirements. The retail industry demands a new information infrastructure that improves customer and employee satisfaction. In this work, authors propose an information provision architecture based on E-Paper and carry out an experiment where different smart labeling architectures based on Paper, E-Paper, LED liquid crystal display (LCD) and Dot-matrix LCD were tested in order to determine which is best suited for a real labeling environment. Enclosed in a research project called SMARKET, the authors pilot-tested the work in a real supermarket, having the opportunity to survey employees and customers about satisfaction and frustration with the use of the architectures proposed in this research work. View Full-Text
Keywords: information infrastructure; ubiquitous computing; low-power; E-Paper displays; subjective perception information infrastructure; ubiquitous computing; low-power; E-Paper displays; subjective perception
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Sánchez-de-Rivera, D.; Martín, D.; Alcarria, R.; Bordel, B.; Robles, T. Towards a Wireless and Low-Power Infrastructure for Representing Information Based on E-Paper Displays. Sustainability 2017, 9, 76.

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