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Technical Report: The Intelligent Food Network

Mulvaney, Leon (2018) Technical Report: The Intelligent Food Network. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This report will outline the fundamental aspects of the final year Software Project. The project idea is to design and develop a “Smart Food Network”. The system is called “The Intelligent Food Network”. This Network embeds itself into the background of people’s everyday lives, building upon a major current trend – The Internet of Things (IoT).

This idea utilizes current RFID/NFC standards and makes use of an RFID Controller (Reader & Writer) – tracking food items being placed into and removed from a refrigerator or cabinet in a user’s home. A proprietary mobile application has been developed in accordance with the system. All that’s required for this solution to function is a Raspberry Pi, RFID Controller and a Mobile Device - with the latter being something that almost all of us already possess. The Android Application has been developed to provide the entry point for the end-user, allowing them to manage the whole system remotely - at the touch of a button.

The system incorporates a wide range of technologies and features and has been developed with a strong emphasis on usability & simplicity. An array of software components have been utilized to their maximum potential. The Intelligent Food Network ultimately provides a one for all solution to a common household problem. All fundamental elements of the system seamlessly interact and work together to provide the best possible user experience.

This report will outline the fundamental concepts of the idea, the primary technologies that have been implemented and how the entire system has been crafted from initial requirements to the final product.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Food Industry
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 13:05
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3484

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