Top 10 Chinese Unmanned Stores in 2017

This post comes courtesy of our content partners at TechNode.Amazon Go, the cashierless store design announced in late 2016, coincided with a flurry of Chinese tech companies to create their own versions of unmanned stores. For them, 2017 been a fruitful year in developing their solutions tailored for Chinese consumers as well as in educating the market.


China is moving fast to use self-service technology as evidenced in nice write-up of top “unmanned stores” article.

News from the U.S. Access Board – November/ December 2017

SAP ID Check & Fraud Prevention Case Study Bahrain / South Africa

ID Check & Fraud Prevention Case Study Bahrain

Fujitsu officially posted the Case Study of the Al Ezzel / Engie Energy Company in Bahrain:

They also uploaded the video of Transnet Engineering in South Africa using kiosks with build in Palm Vein Scanners connecting the “unconnected” to SAP:

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Here is the Transnet video which is quite good.


‘Drive-by’ lawsuits under disabilities statute costing economy

New legislation requires that attorneys give notice to business owners before a lawsuit is filed.


In the House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill has passed the House Judiciary Committee and awaits action by the House. This legislation requires that attorneys give notice to business owners before a lawsuit is filed. If the ADA problems — inaccessible bathrooms, parking lots, ramps, etc. — are not fixed within 120 days, the lawsuit proceeds. 

But, if the business fixes the problems, a lawsuit would be moot. This would be a true win-win for everyone — other than the trial attorneys. In fact, some plaintiffs from ADA drive-by lawsuits are actually suing their supposed attorneys because they were deceived about the nature of the lawsuits filed.

ARTW #1: Pushing AR Further

This is the first issue of AR Tech World (ARTW). Welcome! AR Tech World is a digest of the most relevant tech news related to Augmented Reality and other related Immersive Technologies. I will be presenting an overview as well as my own commentary and analysis on features, specs, and viability. My g


VA expands telehealth services with new ‘Anywhere to Anywhere’ initiative | FierceHealthcare

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new telehealth initiative on Thursday that pairs regulation changes with a new mobile app to expand healthcare services to the nation’s veterans. VA Secretary David Shulkin unveiled the agency’s plan to allow providers to practice across state lines via telehealth, a move that “dramatically expands our current capabilities.”


Florida Hospital’s Centra Care used telemedicine during Irma to connect with patients

Waterlogged, under curfew or without power, consumers in need of routine health care were in a tough spot during the days immediately before and after Hurricane Irma’s arrival. Barring an emergency, landing before a physician was almost impossible.Some health providers used the opportunity to lean on telehealth services as a part of their disaster response. Often regarded as more of a luxury than a necessity, the service was offered free of charge statewide by Florida Hospital Centra


Agilysys Announces General Availability of New rGuest® Buy Self-Service Kiosk Capabilities for Café and Enhancements to Grab N Go

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced the general availability of innovative enhancements to rGuest® Buy, the company’s groundbreaking self-service kiosk POS solution that extends point-of-sale reach, improves guest service and reduces staff demand. The enhancements for Café workflows and a new Grab N Go guest experience are part of Agilysys’ continuing dramatic market penetration in food and beverage venues of all types as they move to self-service through guest facing kiosks.


rGuest Buy is currently deployed at more than 55 customer sites across the country, including corporate cafeterias at a top five U.S. bank, a top 40 U.S. law firm, one of the nation’s largest technology manufacturers, and at a national financial services firm.

Supreme Court Rejects Coca-Cola Case on Vending Machine ADA Compliance

The case, titled Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, was brought by Emmett Magee, a blind man from Louisiana who invoked the ADA in suing Coca Cola because its glass-front vending machines made it impossible for him to know what product he was choosing and at what price. He was thwarted buying soda from vending machines at a hospital and a bus station.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit turned away his claim, ruling that vending machines are “not a physical place open to public access” and therefore don’t fit the definition of “public accommodations” that are required to abide by the ADA. It also said that the hospital and the bus stations were public accommodations and “may very well” bear some responsibility to make vending machines on their premises accessible to the disabled.


Supreme Court rules in favor of Coca Cola but calls out hospitals and bus stations.