Earlier this week Nic Doodson, Dan Mcnamara and I, representing Keytree, headed over to Las Vegas to participate in SAP TechEd Las Vegas. This was held in the Venetian Resort, the largest hotel in the world (largest hotels wiki) and was a phenomenal event to be involved in. I had the opportunity to share with Dan our experiences of using SAP NetWeaver Cloud and SAP HANA to an audience in Lounge 1 on the show floor, exhibit CEO Vision in Vishal’s Q&A session after the Keynote with Nic, compete in DemoJam with Nic showing Store Trek, attend sessions about the latest SAP innovations and much more.
At Keytree we have created a new application called Store Trek that delivers a 3D shopping experience in your home using the microsoft Kinect.
Powered by K-Motion Store technology. This is the first incarnation of a 3D store that crosses the divide between in store and online shopping. Online is quick and convenient and products are recommended to you but the experience is not very engaging or immersive. In store you can see entire product ranges but they are not tailored to you, you have to travel to the store and get stuck in the queue at checkout. Store Trek takes the benefits of in store by delivering tailored virtual shelves in a virtual store layout driven by a personalisation engine you would have with an online store.
The kinect allows you to walk round the TV with the shelves automatically adjusting to give you the rich 3D experience. Rendering tens of thousands of products from real retailers in realtime you can purchase items by reaching out towards the shelf and the product will be added directly to your basket.
This eCommerce solution based in the cloud could be used to shop for your groceries from Tesco or items from Amazon or Ebay.
Update: Store Trek was featured in Marketing Magazine click here to see the article
Update: Store Trek has also been featured in the independent click here to see the article the supermarket experience where you never have to queue.
I have been the lead developer on CEO Vision. It combines the Microsoft Kinect, Augmented Reality with the SAP HANA. Check out the website to see more about the technology (Click here to visit microsite)
This video stars Nic Doodson and myself. We demo the object recognition, face tracking and face recognition along with the Microsoft Kinect to allow users to literally reach out and touch their HANA powered reality.