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The suitcase of the future will follow you around like a puppy

26 August 2016

Suitcases.

This is a suitcase that can be tracked via smartphone, provides battery backup, and can tell travellers the suitcase's weight. By using an in-suitcase camera sensor as well as Bluetooth pairing through a smartphone app, the suitcase knows where its owner is, and can follow along (at least on flat surfaces).

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Keywords: storage, suitcase, characteristics of technological outcomes

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