How technology can improve restaurant safety during a pandemic

Charles Howe


Supervised by Carolina Fuentes Toro; Moderated by Jing Wu

Restaurants have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, safety of customers and staff has never been so important. Due to the ever-changing restrictions, restaurants have been forced to adjust, to comply with government safety precautions. Small, independent eateries can struggle to have the capital to spend on temporary safeguards. Technology could be the answer. This project I will endeavour to show how cloud systems can help protect the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers, as well as how “classic” restaurant practices (such as taking customer orders) can be modernised using: a prudently designed user interface, IOT devices and distributed systems. The project will use sections of code and frameworks, alongside surveys and interviews from stakeholders within the industry to help justify decisions.

Initial Plan (07/02/2021) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (28/05/2021) [Zip Archive]

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