The system comprises of a scale-able mat, which through the use of either NFC or anti collision enabled RFID, continuously scans items placed on it and keeps track of compatible chipped products sold though amazon. As an example, non perishables such as canned and boxed goods will be tagged on their bottom faces through the use of a stick on, passive NFC or RFID tags. Each specific product (ex. tomato soup) would be given its own unique identification code (ex 123), while each individual container (can 1,2,3 etc of said soup) would carry a secondary identifier (ex 123-002) allowing the system to determine the exact product as well as the quantity of product remaining on the mat/ mats. Once determined, the mat may communicate via bluetooth or wifi to a near by electronic device such as a mobile phone and display the products and their quantities within the device on something such as a widget. Once a specific product drops below a set threshold, a push notification can be sent to the specific device, requesting permission to order the product of low quantity with a single button press.
Beyond home use, this type of system could be used on a larger scale at retail locations such as grocery stores, plotting product popularity as well as customer trends. The system would also keep track of potentially stolen items, relaying a time and location of removal so security footage may be obtained far more effectively. (ex: missing product removed from shelf 262, aisle 5 at 1:05.32pm. With the location and time to this level of accuracy, camera footage of aisle 5 at 1:05pm may be pulled up and used for identification very quickly and efficiently.)
Far more details to come, however midterm season is approaching and will take priority for the time being.