It’s become a focal point of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to explore new innovations that would reinvent the way people shop.
You may have heard about the most recent example of that when the nation’s largest retailer was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a “motorized transport unit.” Yes, robotic shopping carts could in the future for Walmart shoppers.
So what innovation could be next? How about augmented reality, defined as the integration of graphic content into a user environment. On Sept. 20, the U.S. government awarded a patent to the retailer for a “method and system for managing an electronic shopping list with gestures.”
A description with the filing says the patent “relates generally to providing a shopping list to a consumer... [ MORE ]