Trax Technology Solutions has filed a patent for a computer-readable medium that assesses the quality of tasks performed by individuals in retail stores. The method involves receiving confirmation of task completion, capturing images of the completed task, analyzing the images to determine task performance properties, and using these properties to determine a reward for the task. GlobalData’s report on Trax Technology Solutions gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.
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Assessing quality of tasks performed by persons in retail stores
A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230281549A1) describes a method and system for assessing the quality of tasks performed by individuals in retail stores. The patent outlines a non-transitory computer-readable medium that includes instructions for a processor to execute the method.
The method involves several steps. First, the processor receives an indication that a person has completed a task related to a specific shelf in a retail store. Then, the processor receives at least one image of the shelf, captured using an image sensor after the task is completed. The image is analyzed to determine various properties associated with performing the task. These properties can include a quality indication of different aspects of the task. The determination of the reward for performing the task is based on these properties.
The indication that the task is completed can be based on an input from the person or an analysis of the captured image. Additionally, the method can involve analyzing the image to determine properties of the person performing the task and basing the reward determination on these properties.
The tasks that can be assessed include restocking products, correcting product facings, removing products, changing product prices, changing product orientations, positioning or removing promotional signs, and more. The method can also involve analyzing the image to identify additional available tasks and providing an indication of these tasks to the person.
Furthermore, the method allows for the analysis of the image to determine positive actions performed by the person that are not included in the task. The reward determination can be based on these positive actions as well.
The impact of the performed task can also be determined and used in the reward determination.
The method can involve providing feedback to the person by indicating aspects lacking in the task performance and receiving additional images to further analyze and determine the reward.
The reward can include a monetary reward, and the determination of the reward can include an amount associated with the monetary reward.
The system described in the patent includes at least one processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium containing the instructions for executing the method.
In summary, this patent outlines a method and system for assessing the quality of tasks performed by individuals in retail stores. The method involves analyzing images captured after task completion to determine various properties associated with the task and using these properties to determine a reward. The system includes a processor and a computer-readable medium containing the necessary instructions.