Refrigerator Food Ingredient Management System 'Pocket Scanner' Design and Implementation

냉장고 식재료 관리 시스템 '포켓스캐너' 디자인 및 구현

  • 정혜경 (건국대학교 미디어학부 시각영상디자인)
  • Received : 2021.02.19
  • Accepted : 2021.03.16
  • Published : 2021.03.31


In this study, we developed an application that can efficiently store and manage food ingredients in refrigerators. Rather than purchasing a new smart refrigerator, a small 'pocket scanner' is inserted inside the refrigerator using an existing refrigerator to track the location of food entering and leaving the refrigerator to efficiently organize the refrigerator and save time searching for ingredients. In addition, since it can automatically record the distribution period and purchase date, it notifies users through an alarm when the distribution period expires or is shortly left. As for the research method, after discovering the needs of users through in-depth interviews, the reactions of users were investigated by adding functions that fit those needs. Users felt satisfied with managing food efficiently through the 'pocket scanner' attached to the refrigerator and answered that it was very economical because various smart functions could be used without changing to a smart refrigerator. In the next study, we will also examine the usability of the application through usability evaluation.


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