JP2003030421A - Living support system and method therefor - Google Patents

Living support system and method therefor

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JP2003030421A
JP2003030421A JP2001213422A JP2001213422A JP2003030421A JP 2003030421 A JP2003030421 A JP 2003030421A JP 2001213422 A JP2001213422 A JP 2001213422A JP 2001213422 A JP2001213422 A JP 2001213422A JP 2003030421 A JP2003030421 A JP 2003030421A
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透 ▲高▼橋
Toru Takahashi
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Seiko Epson Corp
セイコーエプソン株式会社
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(57) [Summary] [PROBLEMS] To provide a "life support system" as a means for realizing a desire for family life, for example, reduction of domestic work, and an application business thereof. [Solution] A sensor that analyzes the actual situation of living and the decision-making process, and first monitors the state of in-and-out of food stored in a refrigerator and the state of maintaining its freshness, with the aim of reducing familiar household work. It has a life support system server that proposes a management model, for example, a menu or a food purchase plan, and also provides means for arranging food and the like. As a further development, a "life support system" controlled by the life support system server and its application business are constructed.

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Description: BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a life support system and a life support method. For example,
Child support and housework, especially cleaning and washing
There are other shopping and cooking. Among them, shopping and
And some minor issues, with a focus on cooking and cooking
It corresponds within the application range of the life support system. However,
In the embodiment described later, mainly the management of food will be exemplified.
Support for shopping and cooking
Food is representative of consumer goods in the home,
Abundant flow rates and procurement methods, as well as restrictions on storage
This is because it is strict and suitable for the description of the present invention. Follow
Therefore, the technical field to which the present invention belongs is not limited to food management,
Most of non-durable consumer goods such as household goods, daily necessities and sanitary goods
It can also be applied to [0002] Conventionally, shopping and cooking assistance robots and the like have been
They do not exist, and at most in catering centers,
Semi-automatic peeling of cabbage and cutting cabbage
There was only an electric device that performed at high speed
People who discover what they need to do and execute this with optimal control "
It is far from being a robot with intelligence.
Even if there is such a request, materialize it
There was no technical thought. A system similar to a shopping support robot has been developed.
If so, assembling the home appliances (assembly
カ) Automatic parts ordering system in business
Accompanying the sale and after-sales business of this product
This is the level seen in the “repair parts management system”. With the “Parts Automatic Ordering System”, thousands of parts can be
In accordance with the production schedule, we will stock all items without delay
Therefore, it is important to follow the production plan thoroughly. Say
For example, it corresponds to an assortment of ingredients necessary for menu. This place
If there is no change in the production plan,
Never throw away. In the “repair parts management system”, the production
Tens of thousands during ongoing or for a predetermined period after production termination
Parts service parts to meet the demand.
Procurement on a regular basis or promptly with an appropriate amount of stock that does not run out
Almost all items are available depending on the supply system,
Or, while detecting out-of-stock signs and forecasting demand,
It is important to keep orders and stocks at a minimum. In other words,
It corresponds to an assortment of ingredients that correspond to all-purpose menus. [0005] In this case, regardless of the production plan, the customer
After-failure for failure failures that occur with product use
-Demand for repair parts for service
In the event of over-purchasing, the excess parts may be discarded.
You. There is also the problem of the shelf life. [0006] However, these are for business use in large companies.
As part of this, group manufacturers that supply parts and sales
Service branch network is connected online, etc.
Although it was established, the purpose was purely to support family life
As a robot that supports shopping and cooking
There was no business. [0007] First, as a first problem,
About the familiar family life that many people can't stop
Life support system as a means to realize
And its application business. Next, as a second problem, it is most suitable for a family structure.
Procurement of Consumer Goods and Preservation Management of Consumer Goods
Provide “life support system” and its application business
I want to. [0009] Next, as a third problem, inventory in the refrigerator.
Robot with artificial intelligence for optimal management of food
To determine the expiration date and the degree of deterioration,
"Life support system" that can be organized in order and its application
Want to provide business. [0010] Next, as a fourth problem, storage in a refrigerator.
Use old food that is nearing its expiration date
You can propose the best menu, just like a
If you follow, not only will there be no waste, but also the food required for the menu
As a set of materials can be assorted in one place at a time,
"Life support system" and
And its application business. [0011] Next, as a fifth problem, menu of home cooking.
Automatically order by computer for materials needed in
Execute as appropriate and propose the best menu according to the inventory
Wear. That is, a robot equipped with artificial intelligence
"Life" that can leave everything related to materials
Support system "and its application business. Next, as a sixth problem, the automatic ordering and
And / or execute manual orders as appropriate, and check the stock status and inventory
We can always propose the best menu according to the content. That is, artificial
Intelligent robots provide everything related to home cooking ingredients
"Life support system" and
And its application business. [0013] Next, as a seventh problem, a high cost for home cooking is required.
We can procure quality materials as fast, cheap and as needed. So
And a “life support system”
And its application business. Next, as an eighth problem, a season according to the season
"Living support system" and
And its application business. Next, the ninth problem is to balance the supply and demand of food.
Balance, stabilize prices and contribute to socio-economic development.
Provide "life support system" and its application business
Want to. [0016] Next, as a tenth task, a
The shopping list is semi-automatically prepared,
Prevent shortage of shopping on both sides and save time searching for necessary items
Can be omitted and shopping can be completed in the shortest course
We want to provide "life support system" and its application business. Next, as an eleventh problem, the supplier
After confirming that the product assortment is already ready,
Visits the supplier to avoid waste
And the agent delegated to the buyer is sufficient.
Shop with confidence at a handyman or other carrier or carrier
"Life support system" and its applications
Want to provide business. Next, as a twelfth problem, the user's knowledge
Can provide information services based on the empirical rules
We want to provide "life support system" and its application business. Next, as a thirteenth problem, the intuition of human
Relied on forecasts, forecasts, decisions, and judgments
Scientific numerical data for matters with "disconnection"
It is easy to give objective explanations, and naturally stains with high accuracy
Results, and explained in plain language
To provide various information services quickly and accurately
Providing such "life support system" and its application business
I want to. Next, as a fourteenth problem, a television
Information services that are quicker, more accurate and easier to use than
Providing a “life support system” and its application business
I want to serve. Next, as a fifteenth problem, household foods
Use information and communication means to make the minimum necessary arrangements.
Procurement quickly, including home and / or food-related establishments
If you only want to reduce waste and make it more efficient
To deliver seasonal fresh food to consumers without delay
"Life support system" that can provide various information services
And provide its application business. Next, as a sixteenth object,
The invention relates to the appearance, color and taste of food for the first time.
After learning the deadline, you will be able to identify it
For items that cannot be distinguished from food and are difficult to handle,
Issue an error message, etc., refuse storage, and monitor from next time
Automates the detection of physical differences based on images taken by the camera
"Life support system" and its application business
I want to provide. Next, as the seventeenth and eighteenth problems, necessary
It is easy to collect information and use this "life support system".
To increase capital investment to increase accuracy and added value
Funds are circulating, and in terms of scale and service, its applied business
Want to be able to develop further. Next, as a nineteenth problem, food-related
Notices for both those who wish to post them and those who wish to read them.
As an information medium that can fulfill your wishes and insert it into newspapers
It can be an alternative to advertising, reducing paper waste and environmental
"Life support system" that can contribute to conservation and its
I want to provide an application business. Next, as a twentieth problem, for example,
Information based on unknown logic or coding systems with different code systems.
Even if it is a report, if you read some samples, its logical young
Or automatically clarify the rules of the coding system, or
Food without expiration date or barcode
Numpad what people know about their food
And words, and then the images captured by the surveillance camera
Identification of things that were not previously identifiable by the image,
"Life support system" that can be automated up to the limit setting
And provide its application business. Next, as a twenty-first problem, a manual
It was possible to automate the organization of refrigerators, which was difficult
Providing such "life support system" and its application business
I want to. Next, as a twenty-second problem, the consumption goods
Collect information that is effective for management from receipts, etc. associated with purchases
"Life support system" and its application business
I want to provide. Next, as a twenty-third problem, the user is old and young.
Gender, whether they are healthy, whether they are pregnant or lactating,
Presence and absence, its type, whether or not weight loss is occurring, and before and after sports
Separately, providing the best menu including advice of doctors etc.
"Life support system" and its application business
Want to provide. [0029] In order to solve the above-mentioned problems,
In addition, the invention according to claim 1 is to observe various phenomena at any time and
Observation means for outputting a dynamic index, and analyzing the index
Forecasting means for issuing forecasts related to various phenomena,
Or the family life and / or socio-economic
I tried to help. By doing so, scientific proof
Home life and / or social life based on
Can help. The invention according to claim 2 is based on a family structure.
Consumer Goods Demand Forecasting Method
And a food procurement means corresponding to the demand for the consumer goods;
Consumer goods items stored in storage means for family life,
Observe the incoming / outgoing volume, detention period, and quality status of each item.
Comparing the observed result with the demand
Controlling the consumer goods procurement means so as to eliminate the deviation
With a program to do. By doing so, the family structure
Consumer goods procurement that is optimal for
Appropriate preservation management can be provided. Further, the invention according to claim 3 is characterized in that the observation means
As a surveillance camera and images taken by the surveillance camera
Of food items and their
Deterioration judgment means for each item to judge the degree of deterioration and displayed on food
Date, purchase date, item and
And read any information on the expiration date and if the information is insufficient
The expiration date that calculates the estimated expiration date based on the information obtained
Expiration date estimating means, and moving the food inside the refrigerator and / or
Is a refrigerator inside and outside arrangement means that can be moved inside and outside, and
Estimated shelf life estimated by the shelf life estimation means and before
Judgment result by item-specific deterioration judgment means and supply and demand of the item
Comprehensively judge the situation and control the refrigerator inside and outside arrangement means
Internal and external organizing means driving program was provided. [0034] By doing so, the storage in the refrigerator is not possible.
Optimal management of food to be stored. That is, with artificial intelligence
The robot judges the expiration date and the degree of deterioration,
It can be organized dynamically. The invention according to claim 4 is a food procurement means.
As the food stored in the refrigerator
Stock status regarding eyes, quantity, date of purchase, expiration date, degree of deterioration
Inventory list program that creates a status list, and inventory status
From the list, preferentially use food that is approaching the expiration date
Menu program that proposes a menu of dishes
Calculated number of items for each item in the viewing program and menu program
Overs and shorts adjustment program that adjusts overs and shorts with respect to volume
And the menu proposed by the menu
If you want to execute, the refrigerator inside and outside arrangement means
The ingredients needed for menu are gathered at the food supply point and used for
Assortment means for calculating the excess / deficiency adjustment program.
As a result, surplus inventory with the expiration date in the refrigerator
Disposal, shortage procurement arrangements, inventory management and / or
The menu proposal is now executed. By doing so, the storage in the refrigerator is
Without leaving out old food that is nearing its expiration date
We can provide the best menu for the purpose of using up
If you follow that, not only will there be no waste, but also in the menu
A set of necessary ingredients can be assorted in one place at a time
So good to cook. The invention according to claim 5 is the above-mentioned invention.
List the materials needed to make a dedicated menu for each person
A database storing a menu of menus,
Comparison and / or pulling between the inventory list and the inventory list
Based on the calculated results, a procurement request list is created for each supplier.
Automatic ordering means for automatic ordering to the supplier was provided. By doing so, the home cooking
Automatic ordering by computer if necessary materials
And propose the best menu according to the stock content
it can. In other words, a home-cooked dish is added to a robot equipped with artificial intelligence.
You can leave everything related to the material. Further, the invention according to claim 6 relates to a general home and food.
Information provided between the supplier and / or the supplier
News network and the above procurement request list
Procurement means were arranged. By doing so, the automatic order
And / or execute manual ordering as appropriate,
We can always suggest the best menu according to the contents of the warehouse. That is, people
Related to home cooking ingredients to intelligent robots
You can leave it all. The invention according to claim 7 is a food supply base.
Are farmers and fisheries, processing and food production plants, food markets, or large
・ It is a small-scale retail store, from order placement to delivery, inspection and payment.
Equipped with a system that executes semi-automatically until settlement. this
This ensures that high quality ingredients are required for home cooking.
It can be procured quickly, inexpensively, as necessary. And payment
And so on. The invention according to claim 8 relates to each food.
Enter seasonal information and / or market information and reflect it in the menu
Program. By doing so, the season
You can enjoy seasonal dishes according to the clause at a low price. According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, a plurality of homes are provided.
Consumption information obtained through the above-mentioned network
Totals for each item and distribute them to the supplier,
Equipped with a system for realizing an appropriate production plan. By doing so, the demand for the food is reduced.
As salaries are balanced, prices stabilize and contribute to the socio-economic
You. Further, the invention according to claim 10 is the invention,
As a step, regardless of the automatic ordering method, buyers
If you do the in-kind inquiry and continue shopping as before,
Program to set the optimal shopping course based on the list
With. [0046] By doing so, the buyer is
Because there is a shopping list, buy both in terms of quantity and quantity
Prevents the overload and shortage of items and saves time and effort to search for necessary items
Yes, you can complete shopping in the shortest course. Further, the invention according to claim 11 is the invention,
As a step, regardless of the automatic ordering method, buyers
If you do the in-kind inquiry and continue shopping as before,
Perform optimal preparation of the assortment based on the list to the supplier
System. By doing so, the supplier can be
After confirming that the product assortment is already ready,
Visits the supplier to avoid waste
And the agent delegated to the buyer is sufficient.
Shop with confidence at a handyman or other carrier or carrier
Can be left. The twelfth aspect of the present invention relates to various aspects of the world.
Observation means for observing an elephant at any time and outputting an objective index;
Analyzing the index, elucidating the rules governing the above phenomena,
Social science function that outputs empirical rules and its empirical rules
Disclose the stored database and its database
A database disclosure means is provided. By doing so, the empirical method
Concerning the rules, ambiguities such as "oral tradition" or "tradition"
Excluded and distinguished by all preconditions and constraints
It can respond to cases and disclose its database. Follow
And provide the information service with the empirical rules that the user wants to know.
Can be provided. Further, according to a thirteenth aspect of the present invention, the index is
Index quantification means for quantification,
Management, traffic, weather, population, local industry, economic trends, stock prices, goods
A mathematical model that correlates prices and product demands
Simulation means and the simulation
Explanation of index numerical value to translate the numerical value of the output index into words
With means. By doing so, conventionally,
"Forecast", "Forecast", "Decision"
For items that involve determinations and judgments,
Data, and it is easy to give objective explanations.
Simulation results with high rates and results
Is easy to understand by interpreting
You can do it in good words. Therefore, the viewer is passively
Faster than media reports such as TV news to collect information
Provides reliable and easy-to-use information services. Further, according to a fourteenth aspect of the present invention, the numerical value
Weather forecast, market research, demand forecast, economic outlook, job placement,
Application to stock price forecast, traffic congestion forecast and / or countermeasure proposal
Social science application means. By doing this
And more accurate and easier to use than TV news
Can provide information services. The invention according to claim 15 is a refrigerator for domestic use.
The observing means installed in a warehouse and / or a food-related establishment
The database disclosure means, and the simulation
Communication means and information communication means. By doing so, household food can be used.
The database disclosure means and the simulation
As long as the predictions made by
Making full use of steps, quickly procure with the minimum necessary arrangements,
Homes and / or food-related establishments with observation means
Only waste and reduce efficiency from the beginning of society as a whole
Instead, we deliver seasonal fresh food to consumers without delay.
Information service for The invention according to claim 16 relates to the information contents and
Learning function to learn the information decoding method
A function to indicate that it is impossible or unknown
With. By doing so, for example, apples
When you see it for the first time, learn its shape, color and its expiration date
After that, it became possible to identify apples,
Enhance the performance and use value of the support system, so promote its use
And develop its application business. In this life support system, what is food?
Items that cannot be identified and are difficult to handle must be processed separately.
If it does not cause a failure. For example, bring vegetables into the refrigerator
A place where a bouquet was delivered by mistake
If the bar code is interpreted as carnation,
-You should send a message, etc., and refuse entry. Further
Then, if the image of the bouquet is captured by the surveillance camera,
Carnations and flowers in a database of food images and rules of thumb
The features of the bundle are recorded, and the images taken by the surveillance camera
The detection of the wrong object is automated by the image. Further, the invention according to claim 17 provides information provision and
Member identification means to identify users who use and / or use information as members
Member privilege setting means for setting a privilege for the member
And member privilege execution means. To do this
Promote the use of this life support system,
As the number of users increases, the scale and services will also increase.
Application business can be further developed. The invention according to claim 18 provides information.
Means for paying information provision fees for paying
Is equipped with an information usage fee charging unit that charges the information user.
Was. This makes it easier to collect necessary information.
And contribute to capital investment to increase its accuracy and added value.
Improve the performance of this life support system as money circulates
And promote its use, so in terms of scale and service
Can further develop its application business. The invention according to claim 19 is characterized in that the network
Ads for those who advertise to be viewed in the work
An advertisement publication fee charging means for charging a publication fee. this
By doing so, it will be
Grant hope for both publication and viewing applicants
New business as an information medium is also established. To the newspaper
Paper waste as an alternative to insert ads
And contribute to environmental conservation. Further, the invention according to claim 20 is the invention, wherein
Unknown logic, including human language,
Is information based on a coding system,
Order while checking with the confirmed or estimated value by manual input
I learned next, so for example,
Information of unknown logic or coding system
If you read some samples, the logic or code
Automatically resolves system rules, reducing read errors. Alternatively, neither the expiration date nor the bar code
If the food is not attached, the person is not aware of the food.
What you have to do is input with numeric keys or words.
For example, "I put this carrot in the refrigerator today,
Is 7 days ", the effect is input to the optimal menu proposal means.
Is used effectively. And food images and rules of thumb
The characteristics of the carrots are recorded on the database, and the monitoring
Cara identification and expiration date
It is automated up to the setting. Further, the invention according to claim 21 is the refrigerator
As a part of internal and external organizing means, we provided a robot arm
In order to keep the refrigerator in order,
Can offer the possibility to automate. The invention according to claim 22 is characterized in that the consumer goods
Information on the product name and the shelf life of the consumer goods
Optical reading means for reading from the consumer goods
Information that is effective for management can be collected from receipts etc.
Wear. The invention according to claim 23 is characterized in that the menu
The program includes the user's constitution, physical condition or medical condition and / or
Or the optimal menu corresponding to the request of the person or the advice of others
With the function to provide
Whether they are healthy, pregnant or lactating, and whether they have
Physician distinguishes by type, weight loss or not, before and after sports, etc.
We can respond to provide the best menu including advice such as.
The invention according to claim 24 is characterized in that the consumer goods demand forecasting means is provided.
The process of predicting the demand for consumer goods based on the family structure
And respond to the demand for consumer goods by means of consumer goods procurement
A step of procuring consumer goods;
Consumer Goods Items Stored in the Column and In / Out for Each Item
Observing the quantity, residence time and quality state; and
And compare the results with the demand to eliminate those discrepancies.
And controlling the consumer goods procurement means.
Sign. As a result, the optimal consumer goods style for the family structure
And the optimal preservation management of the consumer goods
Can be provided. Hereinafter, the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
An embodiment will be described. FIG. 1 shows the raw material according to the present invention.
Overview of the activity support system (hereinafter referred to as “this system”) 1
This is a reminder, the actual situation of family life, socio-economics, natural environment, etc.
Observes various phenomena related to the situation and outputs an objective index
The first observation means 2 and the first index output therefrom
Analyze and clarify the regularity common to the above phenomena,
Scientific components that disclose and output numerical information and / or rules to be attached
Analysis means 3 and its output numerical information and / or rules
More efficient support for family life and / or socio-economic
There is a life support section 4 as shown. [0086] And, it was improved by being supported.
Various phenomena related to life etc. are also new facts as a result of support
To see the effect and observe it from time to time
There is a second observation means 5 that outputs a strong index,
The second index to be input is also input to the scientific analysis means 3 and analyzed.
Offered to Here, according to the indicators of the results of support,
Optimal support is provided by adjusting the operation of the support unit 4.
U. In other words, it is life support that is feedback-controlled. The numerical information output from the scientific analysis means 3
Information and / or rules are stored in an empirical rule database (hereinafter "D
B)) and stored in a searchable manner in 6
Forecasting and forecasting means (not shown) for issuing continuous forecasting and forecasting
The social science application means 7, which also constitutes
Has been used effectively. The empirical rule DB 6 includes a weather forecast, a market
Survey, demand forecast, economic outlook, job placement information, stock price forecast
In a state where you can objectively give thoughts, traffic congestion forecasts, etc.
Is stored. For example, the weather forecast released by the Japan Meteorological Agency
Various phenomena related to the actual environment such as the weather, temperature,
Observe pressure, wind direction and wind at multiple fixed points
Typical example of the first observation means 2 that outputs an objective index
It is. According to the current forecast technology, that is, scientific analysis means 3
For example, create weather forecast maps, etc.
I can report. For example, short-range weather forecasts such as typhoon approach information
In this case, the majority of people who received this
It is natural to take self-defense measures without having to use Dan 7 or the like. one
Demand forecast for customers, specific goods or services, or economy
Forecasts were added to medium- and long-term weather forecasts if needed
By means of social science application means 7, for example,
`` We will increase production this summer as the heat wave continues, ''
In preparation for the key place, "This winter has little snow,
There will be few. " Incidentally, as for the index in corporate management,
Degree scientific analysis means 3, empirical rule DB6 and social science application
One way is to have a tier 7 and survive intense competition.
Although common, the present invention supports family life.
It is limited to specialized applications. Therefore, this system 1
Instead of pursuing profits like a company,
The purpose is to support garden life, so it is convenient, comfortable,
The purpose is to efficiently develop and advance the entire society
The goal is to survive the competition principle of championship
No. Lack of scientific proof because of this
In the areas considered to be considered, ie family life and / or socio-economic
On the other hand, it is possible to provide assistance to some extent accurately and efficiently. Next, FIG. 2 shows the refrigerator periphery in the present system.
It is explanatory drawing of a side, and demonstrates along this. Cold for home
A surveillance camera 9 is located near the center of the warehouse 8 to view the entire interior of the warehouse.
The visual information is input to the expiration date estimation means 10.
You. The expiration date estimation means 10 will be described later.
In addition, the robot arm 11 supported at the center
Each refrigerated or frozen food 20 over the area
Grasp freely while identifying these varieties and move to the desired place
And can be released quietly. In short, the entire warehouse is replaced by humans
Can be organized. In addition, what is this robot arm 11
Although it will be described later whether or not it operates with the intention of
Drive control means for dynamic servo or hydraulic mechanism
Explanation is omitted. In addition, each supplier 21 at the food supply base is
Were appropriately procured by the food procurement means 22 described below.
The food 20 is stored in the refrigerator 8 from the storage opening 23. That
At this time, storage management is performed by the storage sensor 24. This storage center
Sensor 24 and surveillance camera 9 have the same function of food identification capability.
Although it is ideal to have
For convenience, all foods 20 have a unified logic or code
Temporary barcode / label attached
The bar code is attached to the storage sensor 24 and the monitoring camera 9.
It is assumed that there is a function to completely read the code. In addition to the storage sensor 24 and the surveillance camera 9,
Also provided with optical reading means such as a scanner (not shown)
Item name of food 20 from receipts accompanying purchase of 20
And information about the expiration date on the paper such as the receipt
Because it can be read, information that is effective in management can be collected.
In addition, the receipts etc. were collected by tracing with a scanner etc.
Means for converting image information into text data etc. are well known.
Therefore, the description is omitted. Then, the food is provided at the food supply port 25 described later.
The sensor 26 is disposed in the disposal port 29, and the disposal sensor 13 is disposed in the disposal port 29.
Is provided with the same function as the
Can be grasped. These goods movements
Management information to be input to the optimal menu proposal means 28 described later.
Is done. In the home-cooking food accumulation section 27, an optimal menu is provided.
In cooperation with the proposal means 28, the ingredients necessary for the menu
It is provided to the food supply port 25. In addition, actual food procurement means
Does not allow all food 20 to pass through refrigerator 8
However, here, for convenience of explanation, all the foods 20 are stored in the refrigerator.
8. In the present system 1, theoretical food
Because demand is set, for example, children of grades 2 and 4
Annual total food demand plan for a family of 4 including 2 people and 2 adults
The optimal menu suggestion means 28 based on
And consult with the food procurement means 22 while referring to the daily inventory.
To be adjusted. As an optional function, an optimal menu proposal is provided.
Means and physical condition of the user are included in the menu program
Or the medical condition and / or the request of the person or the advice of another person
If it has the function to provide the optimal menu corresponding to
Whether the user is young or old, healthy or not, pregnant or nursing
Whether or not you have any pre-existing disease and its type,
The best menu including the advice of doctors etc.
Can suggest. Here, the user has diabetes or adult disease,
Low calorie and low cholesterol diets from doctors
If directed by the teacher, a reasonable menu is suggested.
Or even if not directed by a doctor, etc.
If there is, the menu according to the intention is proposed. Follow
In the above example, two 2nd and 4th grade children and 2 adults
A two-year-old toddler who initially set up a family of four
And how to register with the 78-year-old, etc.
It can respond to various situations. In short, the housewife of the house considers menu,
Peek into the warehouse and buy the missing ingredients by shopping.
However, with current inventory, there is a deviation from the menu that came up
If it's too late, make sure you have the ingredients
To change the menu. Or because it was cheap before
Buy a large amount in bulk and eat the food before the whole amount
The product-specific expiration date has arrived, and the current judgment is to eat
You can use up the food if you choose to throw it away
I want to make a menu. On the other hand, I want to eat seasonal gastronomy,
I also want to use special sale items. Furthermore, special menu such as adult disease prevention
I also want to consider. On behalf of a series of thought and error stages
Things. It is possible that the order from
But most of the judgment requirements are such. So
If there is, it can be changed appropriately by an appropriate program
Optimum menu proposal means 28 and food procurement means 22 are linked to control
I can control. However, cheap special sale items artificially exceed the appropriate amount
Purchase in large quantities, and of course use up excess inventory with similar menus every day
If the expiration date cannot be reached, the robot arm 11
Has been stored refrigerated or frozen throughout the shelf life
Grabbing and discarding the food 20 corresponding to the slice while identifying the item
Move to mouth 29 and discard automatically. Note that the tip of the robot arm 11 is actually
Section, that is, cameras and sensors are also provided at hand.
Although it has never been done, theoretically, the
The location where the food was initially stored, the destination, and the food 20
For storing expiration date information (not shown
The purpose is achieved if there is
it can. In short, the housewife's mind always keeps food preservation,
That is, only because the inventory form of the refrigerator 8 is known,
A suitable menu can be planned.
Just measure it. The system 1 has the information content and / or
Or learning function to learn information decoding method one by one, and indistinguishable
Or, if there is an unknown matter, a function to indicate that fact is provided.
I have. By doing so, for example, apples
When you see it for the first time, learn its shape, color and its expiration date
After that, it became possible to identify apples,
Enhance the performance and use value of the support system, so promote its use
And develop its application business. In the present system 1, food can be identified.
If it is difficult to handle it, it will be broken if handled separately
Does not cause. For example, when you bring vegetables into the refrigerator
If the bouquet is delivered by mistake,
An error message is displayed even if the code reads
And refuse to enter. In addition, the image of the bouquet
Of food images and empirical rules
Database records carnation and bouquet features
The next time, the image captured by the surveillance camera
It is automated until detection. Next, FIG. 3 shows a food pipe in the present system 1.
It is a flowchart of the process, and will be described along this.
In addition, other drawings are also appropriately referred. First, seasonal changes and seasonal taste
Menu DB3 including special menus for sensation and prevention of adult diseases
Step 1 (see FIG. 4) to search for a menu as appropriate
(Hereinafter abbreviated as "S") 1 and at predetermined time intervals or food
Observe the inside of refrigerator 8 every time 20 is loaded or unloaded (S2)
And intermittently manage the state of storage of inventory. The control term
Eyes are mainly ingredients that are sufficient for menu planning for several days including today
Or not? Inventory freshness at least within expiration date
Or not? 2 points. Further, regarding the freshness of the food 20,
La 9 and the expiration date estimation means 10, but here
The barcode information read by the sensor 24 keeps
Shelf life is known for all living foods 20
Assume that Therefore, management is possible even if there is no surveillance camera 9
Noh. Note that the visual inferiority due to the image captured by the monitoring camera 9 is low.
The means for making the determination will be described later with reference to FIG. Next, a comparison between the menu and the stock (S3)
If there is a shortage of necessary ingredients,
Perform a search for a stand (S4), for example, up to nine times (S5).
You. However, if more than 10 times, the missing ingredients
Is newly procured (S6). On the other hand, appropriate
If more than one menu is found, the food to use for that menu
The expiration date is checked for the material (S7). Just before expiration
If you have more ingredients, make a menu that uses more applicable ingredients
Limited (S8). Here, expired ingredients are allocated
If so, discard the corresponding food (S9) and
Materials are procured (S6). Also, the expiration date is imminent
If there is no problem, the menu decision is made (S10). The menu search (S4) is performed only once, for example.
If you set to, you can take advantage of the seasonal taste, calculate nutrition and calories
Proposal for an ideal health menu that is considered by dietitians
Instead, some material costs are higher due to the purchase of new materials, etc.
No. Execute once up to 100 times without giving up (S5)
Then, "Saving new materials and expiring their products
Thinking and error to minimize discarded waste "
Repeated 0 times. It is far from the ideal health menu
I was forced to make an unnatural menu. Therefore, for example, tofu whose expiration date has expired today
If there are five, mabo tofu, tofu and cold soup will get tired
It will also be like a menu proposal. Run like this
The number of times (S5), that is, the compromise point is set to
It depends on the convenience of the user and the administrator. In Fig. 4, 1
It is set to less than 0 times and executed (S5). Like this
The stage where the housewife made a series of mistakes
The system 1 performs the management items and
You. Next, FIG. 4 is a block diagram of the present system 1.
Yes, life support system server (hereinafter referred to as “server”)
S) SV is connected to the Internet 30 and is not shown.
An information terminal Tf having observation means is distributed freely to each home.
Have been. An information terminal Ts is also provided to the supplier.
However, the observation means (not shown) for the household
Entry / exit sensor 24/26 installed in refrigerator 8 and disposal
Unlike the sensor 13, it provides seasonal information and market information.
Collect and provide information that will serve as an indicator
You. The server SV which is the core of the system 1
Is the menu DB31 mentioned above, the market price and seasonal information DB32,
There is a food consumption trend DB33 and an empirical law DB34 by item.
It is updated according to the search demand. In particular, the market
Information is close to news, so there is little information value other than the latest
However, past empirical rules are useful in predicting the near future.
stand. The essence of weather forecast and the like is an empirical rule.
Forecasting is based on the latest information. For example, 1
On the day of physical education on 10th, the sunny weather rate is high,
March 29 forecast for Yoshino cherry blossoms in full bloom
Sometimes around the day. Most weather forecasts,
One-way coverage by newspapers, television, etc. until the tide time
Alone, there is often a lot of information that can be obtained satisfactorily.
Here, "various forecasts based on empirical rules" are
Dare to explain the facts supporting the economy
It illustrates well-known facts. Note that an investment support system for stock price prediction is used.
And the support of the management strategy support system in each area.
Investors and managers who have obtained the desired indicators
Limited information in a small area without relying on a "support system"
And decision-making based only on intuition based on his own rules of thumb
Although there are some well-known facts that can provide more advantageous results,
The purpose of this system 1 is "Supporting home life and socio-economics.
The above databases are
Information necessary for support within that range can be searched freely and organized.
You only need to pay. For example, astronomy related to “sunspot activity of the sun”
Even if information is not necessary for the time being, "Sweet supply and demand trends and market exhibition
Up-to-date information on opening is necessary and useful, and
Public information on the essential food information of this species is available to the public
Information within the area (hereinafter “suburban mass information”
Internet 3
0 means that it can be viewed freely. In addition, simulation using a mathematical model
The means 40 includes, for example, the composition of the family, including age and gender.
Cooperation with menu DB31 and market information DB32
Estimates the food expenses for the whole family over the next year
Can be calculated. The index value explanation means 41 is, for example,
"Precipitation probability" in the elephant forecast is
An index that indicates the probability of falling as a percentage. The social science analysis means 42 is, for example,
"Total total demand for kimono for next year's coming-of-age ceremony
20-year-old woman on the day if there is a market research theme
Population ceremony rate, attendance rate, kimono wearing rate,
New product purchase rate, unit price and sales ratio by rank, economic fluctuation
Average income considering the unemployment rate of the target's father generation
And the like with the simulation means 40 using a mathematical model.
It can be calculated by a cooperative operation. The result of the analysis is based on the production adjustment for the kimono supplier.
The hairdressing salon for hairdressers
You. On the other hand, the target person and his / her guardian, for example,
Adult ceremony rate is less than 30%, attendance rate is less than 40%, kimono
Wearing rate is less than 60% of participating women, new article purchasing rate is 10%, each
A low-priced product with a unit price per rank and sales ratio of 100,000 yen or less
More than 80%, luxury goods more than 500,000 yen are less than 10%, economic fluctuation
The trend is -2.5% YoY, unemployment rate of the target's father generation
If it is 8.9%, wear a kimono and participate in the coming-of-age ceremony
On the contrary, such habits themselves tend to be abolished.
New purchasers repeat the kimono
Limited to a very small number of people who can use it effectively. Also, social science application means 43, for example, schools
Forecasting changes in education, etc. to the public, "What for?
? Simple questions about "Where?" And "What to learn?"
Or give an index to seek answers to
You. As the simplest reference example, "Decline in 18-year-old population
In an environment where predictive indicators are specified,
The operator has a sports gym at the location of the driving school,
In order to entertain young and old men and women besides 18-year-olds
It should be effective if you have an advisory function
It is. Further, the procurement list creating means 44 corresponds to FIG.
The above-mentioned shortage procurement (S6) is carried out accurately and efficiently.
Information terminal Tf to the information terminal Ts
Communication via the Internet 30 or printing on paper.
A housewife shopping with the help of a "shopping list"
Etc. may be carried. The procurement list is obtained by the automatic ordering means 45.
Is delivered to the supplier 21, at least in FIG. 2 and FIG.
Shopping for food 20 described along 3 is fully automatic
Be converted to [0103] Also, the advertisement publication fee charging means 46, the information provision fee
There are a payment means 47 and an information usage fee charging means 48,
Are already well known in the Internet 30 e-commerce
Therefore, the description is omitted. In combination with this system 1
Because a special effect is obtained, it is disclosed here. still,
The type of each DB and the performance of each means constructed on the server SV
-The scale and the number and location of the server SV
It can be transformed. FIG. 5 is a block diagram of the expiration date estimation means.
A calendar and clock showing the current date and time
50 is chilled in the refrigerator immediately after purchasing food 20
Will store all of them for frozen storage.
And can be stored for each food 20 counted from the date of receipt
It is used to calculate the active period. [0105] The surveillance camera 9 displays all the foods to be stored.
The product 20 is photographed one by one and the image is
2 is input to the food image analysis means 54. In addition, here
Whether the visual camera 9 and the barcode reading means 52 are integrated
There is no problem if it is different. Also, the position of the barcode display
If the standard is not standard or the code system is difficult to read
Will be described later. And barcode
The reading means 52 has a time limit for the expiration date as displayed.
In conjunction with the management means 53, the freshness of fresh food is not particularly deteriorated.
Optimal as described in Fig. 3 so that you can eat it at home
We work on menu suggestion means 28. Further, the food image pattern DB 55 includes general households.
Of foods 20 that may be stored and stored in the garden refrigerator 8
The external shape is stored in advance as image information.
It has a sample of deterioration up to the type of deterioration. example
If the color of the meat changes from reddish red to brown,
For example, the degree of deterioration is determined in comparison with a book. Also,
Data deficiencies may be learned as appropriate. [0107] Also, the kind identification means 56 uses image processing technology.
Identification by pattern recognition. For example, a sword fish
Is identified by collation with the food image pattern DB 55,
Even if you refrigerate the fish, you eat it within a maximum of three days.
It controls to work on the appropriate menu proposal means 28. still,
For food items 20 that cannot be identified, Barco
Reading means 52 is used for the expiration date as displayed.
It suffices that the control of the limit management unit 53 be performed. It's also difficult
If it is, it is the best menu to eat within three days
The control may be performed by the planning unit 28. Alternatively, the bar code reading and the pattern
For food 20 that cannot be identified by both
Because it was not used for menu, it is not damaged
In addition, there is a possibility that it will be uniformly disposed of in three days.
There is no manual processing at the time of receipt, that is, manual
Time management means 53 for the expiration date after the recognition process
May be left to control. The expiration date estimating means 59 is used.
Using unknown logic or coding system including human language
Information, even in human voices or manual input
Learn sequentially while checking with the final value or estimated value
So, for example, the unknown logic of a different barcode system
Or some samples, even if the information is in the coding system
Automatically reads the logic or coding system rules.
And read errors are reduced. It should be noted that regarding means for recognizing a human language by voice,
Has already been put into practical use and is a well-known matter.
The description is omitted. Also, microphone and voice recognition device
Are not shown and are included in the expiration date estimation means 10.
Captured by the monitoring camera 9 and the bar code reading means 52.
Complementary means for identifying objects that cannot be identified even if caught
It is positioned. Naturally, it also contributes to the learning function. Therefore, neither the expiration date nor the bar code
If the food is not attached, the person is not aware of the food.
Enter the information using the numeric keypad (not shown) or words
Just do it. For example, "This carrot is in the refrigerator today
Therefore, if the deadline is 7 days,
Is input to the system and it is used effectively. The food image pattern DB 55 and the experience
The characteristics of carrots are recorded in the law DB6 and monitored from next time
According to the image taken by the camera 9, the shape and color etc.
Automatically identifies carrots and sets the expiration date
Be converted to As a part of the learning function,
Food image pattern DB as an example of deterioration of carrot images
55 are stored in chronological order, and carrots and daikon
The expiration date is 7 days and various rules are stored and searched in the empirical rule DB6.
If you can do it freely, you can further enhance the function of acting as a housewife
So, you can get a proxy robot foot. Next, the calculation method of the storage period from the storage date
Step 57, Deterioration Determining Means 58, and Estimated Expiration Date Calculation Means
59 is a bar code reading and image processing technology.
Judgment of the three systems of chemical pattern recognition and manual processing
You. On the other hand, those who determine the bad smell when fresh foods are rotten
Although there may be laws, it is a matter to be dealt with before that happens,
The method of detecting putrefaction odor is out of scope of the present invention.
And Also, palpation by the robot arm 11 may be performed, for example,
It may be useful for certain fibrous vegetables such as green onions. Then, the estimated expiration date calculation means 59 outputs
Information on the date and time of the expiration date
It is input to the planning means 28 and contributes to optimal control. This award
Although the taste expiration estimation means 10 is not the essence of the present invention,
This system can support future family life and / or socio-economic
In configuring the stem 1, the robot arm 11 is completely moved.
In order to make it work, it is a technology to be established. The main point of the present invention is to provide a forecast for issuing a forecast.
Means and home life and
And / or socio-economic support.
-Information content such as code logic or coding system and / or
Has a learning function to learn information decoding method one by one
More than most supermarkets and convenience stores
The food 20 sold at the store or the like can be handled. Follow
The performance of this life support system
And the value of use will be gradually increased.
Application business can be developed. Further, a person who provides and / or uses information,
In other words, valuable information that is representative of family life in that era
Member identification means for identifying a member providing the
Member privilege setting means for setting a privilege for the member;
A member privilege execution means is provided. In short, member preferential price
For example, a food purchase means is set. Did this
By promoting the use of this life support system,
As the number of users as members increases, the scale and service
Can further develop its application business. In the above-described embodiment, the food pipe is mainly used.
To support the shopping and cooking described above.
Food is a representative of consumer goods in the home.
With abundant items, logistics and procurement
Are the constraints on existence strict, and therefore suitable for the description of the present invention?
It is. The above-mentioned “food” is replaced with “fuel, daily goods and
Non-durable consumer goods such as hygiene products "
However, this life support system and its application
Can stand. For example, in the case of kerosene, the storage means is refrigerated
It becomes a fuel tank, not a storage, and the storage period is about 3 months
You. For toilet paper, the formula for demand forecast
Can be calculated only with family members, but overbought
And the constraints on storage are available space
I can decide. Accordingly, the technical field to which the present invention belongs is the food
Not only for management, but also for fuel, household goods, sanitary goods, etc.
It can also be applied to most durable consumer goods. And suitable
Applications include isolated areas in inconvenient areas
Life in the environment, for example, by offshore oil field or lighthouse maintenance personnel
Life on a deserted island in winter, wintering in mountain huts and polar regions
It is effective up to. As described above, the present invention is constructed as described above.
According to the invention set forth in Item 1, based on scientific evidence,
And efficiently support family life and / or socio-economics
You. According to the second aspect of the present invention, the object
Optimal means of procuring consumer goods for a family and preservation of such consumer goods
An optimal storage state in the means can be provided. According to the third aspect of the present invention, a refrigerator
Food can be optimally managed in stock. In other words, artificial intelligence
Judgment by expiration date and degree of deterioration by equipped robot
And automatically organize them. Further, according to the fourth aspect of the present invention, a refrigerator
Save the old foods near the expiration date
We propose the best menu for the purpose of using up without
If the administrator follows it, not only is there no waste,
The set of ingredients necessary for the menu can be arranged in a predetermined location
So it's good to cook. Further, according to the fifth and sixth aspects of the present invention,
If necessary, the automatic order and / or the manual order are appropriately executed,
Always offer the best menu according to the product lineup and inventory.
I can plan. In other words, a robot equipped with artificial intelligence
You can leave everything related to the material of the process. According to the seventh aspect of the present invention, a household charge
Fast, cheap and procurement of high-quality materials as needed
Wear. In addition, payment and the like can be easily completed. According to the eighth aspect of the present invention, in the season,
You can taste the seasonal dishes at a reasonable price. According to the ninth aspect of the present invention, the food
Supply and demand balance, stabilizing prices and contributing to the socio-economic
You. The invention according to claims 10 and 11
According to the buyer, there is a shopping list
In this way, it is possible to prevent excessive or
You can skip the hassle of searching for things and shop with the shortest course
Can be completed. And we can avoid passing each other,
A handyman because an agent delegated to the buyer is sufficient.
Leave the shopping with confidence to the errand or transporter etc.
Can be Further, according to the twelfth aspect of the present invention,
Regarding empirical laws, such as “heraldry”,
Eliminate ambiguity and distinguish between all assumptions and constraints
The database can be disclosed in response to each case
You. Therefore, the empirical rules that users want to know
Service can be provided. According to the thirteenth aspect of the present invention,
"Forecast", "forecast",
Science involving decisions and decisions
Supported by objective numerical data and easy to provide objective explanations.
Naturally, simulation results with high hit rates were obtained, and
An explanation translated from the result by the index
You can do it in easy words. Therefore, the viewer
From news reports such as TV news that collects information dynamically
Can provide various information services quickly and accurately. According to the fourteenth aspect of the present invention,
Various information services that are quicker, more accurate and easier to use than BI News
Screws can be made. According to the fifteenth aspect, the home
For foodstuffs, the database disclosure means and the simulation
Information as long as the predictions made by the
Making full use of the information communication means
Household and / or food related
Efficiently eliminate waste from the entire society, including offices
Not only do it, but also deliver fresh seasonal food to consumers without delay
Provides information services for delivery. According to the sixteenth aspect, for example,
The first time you see a apple, its shape, color and its expiration date
Learning apples, and after that they can identify apples.
To increase the performance and use value of
And promote its application business. In this life support system, food is
Items that cannot be identified and are difficult to handle must be processed separately.
If it does not cause a failure. For example, bring vegetables into the refrigerator
A place where a bouquet was delivered by mistake
If the bar code is interpreted as carnation,
-You can send a message and refuse to enter the warehouse. Further, the image of the bouquet is monitored by the monitoring camera.
Once captured, it can be imported into a database of food images and rules of thumb.
The characteristics of the bouquet and bouquet are recorded, and the monitoring
Automated to detect the difference based on the image taken by Mela
You. In that way, the performance and
To increase the utility value, promote usage and launch application businesses.
Can be exhibited. According to the seventeenth aspect of the present invention,
Promote the use of the life support system, and become a member user
In terms of scale and service,
Can be further developed. According to the eighteenth aspect of the present invention, the necessary
Easy to collect important information and increase its accuracy and added value
Since capital circulates in capital investment in
Can improve the performance of the system and promote its use.
The application business can be further developed in terms of model and service. According to the nineteenth aspect of the present invention, a food
Regarding related advertisements, both those who want to
New as an information medium that can fulfill hope for the elderly
The business also holds. Also, as an alternative to insert advertising in newspapers
It reduces waste of paper and contributes to environmental conservation. According to the twentieth aspect of the present invention,
Unknown logic including human language as expiration date estimation means
Or, even if the information is based on a coding system,
Do not check against a confirmed or estimated value entered manually.
Since I learned sequentially, I read some samples
If you take it, the rules of the logic or coding system will be semi-automatically
Elucidate and read errors are reduced. According to the twenty-first aspect of the present invention, the aforementioned
A robot arm is provided as part of the means for organizing inside and outside the refrigerator.
So it was difficult to arrange in the refrigerator
It can offer the possibility to automate tidying. According to the twenty-second aspect of the present invention, the aforementioned
Information on the name of the consumer goods and the shelf life of the consumer goods
Optical reading means for reading from the paper surface
Information that is effective for management can also be obtained from receipts accompanying the purchase of goods.
Can be collected. According to the twenty-third aspect of the invention,
Menu programs include the user's constitution, physical condition or medical condition.
And / or responds to the wishes of the person or the advice of others.
With the function to provide menus, users
Whether the patient is healthy, pregnant or nursing, has any medical history
And the type, weight loss or not, and before and after sports
To provide the best menu, including advice from doctors, etc.
it can. According to the invention according to claim 24, the family structure
Consumer goods procurement that is optimal for
Appropriate preservation management can be provided.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a conceptual diagram of a life support system (this system) according to the present invention. FIG. 2 is an explanatory diagram around a refrigerator in the present system. FIG. 3 is a flowchart of food management in the present system. FIG. 4 is a block diagram of the present system. FIG. 5 is a block diagram of an expiration date estimation unit. [Description of Signs] 1, life support system 2, first observation means 3, scientific analysis means 4, life support section 5, second observation means 6, empirical rule database 7, social science application means 8, refrigerator 9, Surveillance camera 10, expiration date estimation means 11, robot arm 13, waste sensor 20, food 21, supplier 22, food procurement means 23, entrance 24, entrance sensor 25, food supply port 26, exit sensor 27, for home cooking Food accumulation section 28, optimal menu suggestion means 29, disposal port 30, Internet 31, menu DB 32, market and seasonal information DB 33, food consumption trend DB 34 by item, empirical rule DB 40, simulation means 41 by mathematical model, Index numerical value interpreting means 42, social science analyzing means 43, social science applying means 44, procurement list preparing means 45, automatic ordering means 46 Advertising insertion fee charging means 47, information provision fee payment means 48, information usage fee charging means 50, calendar and clock 52 indicating the current date and time, bar code reading means 53, time limit management means 54, food image analysis means 55, Food image pattern DB 56, variety identification means 57, storage period calculation means 58 from storage date, deterioration degree determination means 59, estimated expiration date calculation means S1, menu search S2, observing refrigerator interior S3, menu The comparison between the plan and the stock S4, the menu within the stock range is searched S5, and the menu within the stock range is searched (S4) up to nine times. However, if the number of times has exceeded 10, the foodstuff shortage in the stock is newly procured (S6). S6, procure the missing ingredients newly. S7, confirmation of expiration date for ingredients used for menu S8, menu search using more ingredients just before expiration. S9, If expired ingredients are allocated, discard the corresponding ingredients S10, Menu decision

Claims (1)

  1. Claims: 1. An observation means for observing various phenomena as needed and outputting an objective index, a forecasting means for analyzing the index and issuing a forecast related to the various phenomena, A life support system characterized by supporting family life and / or socio-economics with the index. 2. A consumer goods demand forecasting means for predicting demand for the consumer goods based on a family structure, a consumer goods procurement means corresponding to the demand for the consumer goods, and stored in the storage means for home life. The observing means for observing the items of the consumer goods, the amount of incoming and outgoing goods for each item, the staying period, and the quality state; and the observing result is compared with the demand, and the consumer goods procuring means is arranged to eliminate the divergence therebetween. The life support system according to claim 1, further comprising a control program. 3. A surveillance camera as the observing means, an item-by-item deterioration judging means for recognizing and processing the content of an image taken by the surveillance camera to determine an item of food and a degree of deterioration thereof, Expiration date estimating means for reading any information of the processing date, the purchase date, the item, and the expiration date from the obtained characters and / or codes, and calculating the estimated expiration date based on the obtained information if the information is insufficient; Refrigerator interior / external organizing means for allowing food to move inside and / or outside of the refrigerator, estimated expiration date estimated by the expiration date estimation means, judgment results by the item-specific deterioration judging means, and supply / demand status of the item And an internal / external organizing means driving program for controlling the refrigerator internal / external organizing means by comprehensively judging the conditions of the refrigerator. System. 4. As a food procurement means, an inventory list program for creating an inventory list for food items stored in a refrigerator with respect to items, quantities, purchase dates, expiration dates, and deterioration levels, and an inventory list. From, a menu program that proposes a menu of dishes that preferentially use food that is approaching the expiration date, and an excess or deficiency adjustment that adjusts the excess or deficiency with respect to the quantity of each item calculated by the inventory list program and the menu program A program, when the manager wants to execute the menu proposed by the menu program, the refrigerator inside and outside arrangement means assembles materials necessary for the menu to a foodstuff providing location and uses the product assortment means; According to the calculation result of the excess / deficiency adjustment program, disposal of surplus inventory after the expiration date in the refrigerator, arrangement of shortage procurement,
    The life support system according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein inventory management and / or menu proposals are performed. 5. A database storing a menu corresponding to a list of materials necessary for realizing the proposed menu by the number of persons, comparing and comparing the menu corresponding to the menu with a stock status list, and / or 2. An automatic ordering means for creating a list of procurement requests for each supplier based on a result of the subtraction and automatically ordering the supplier.
    A life support system according to claim 4. 6. An information communication network provided between a general household and a food supply base and / or the supplier, and procurement means arranged for new procurement based on the procurement request list. The living support system according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that: 7. The food supply base is agriculture and fisheries industry, food processing and
    7. A production plant, a food market, or a large or small retail store, comprising a system that semi-automatically executes processes from order placement to delivery, acceptance and payment settlement. The life support system according to claim 1. 8. The life support according to claim 1, further comprising: a program for inputting seasonal information and / or market information on each food and reflecting the information on menus. system. 9. The food consumption trend information obtained from a plurality of homes via the network is aggregated for each item and distributed to the supplier. The life support system according to claim 1. 10. A program for setting an optimal shopping course based on the list of procurement requests when a purchaser goes to a store and inquires in-kind and makes a conventional shopping without using an automatic ordering method as the procurement means. The life support system according to any one of claims 6 to 9, further comprising: 11. In the case where a purchaser goes to a store and inquires in kind to make a conventional shopping, regardless of an automatic ordering method as the procurement means, an optimal assortment preparation based on the procurement request list is provided by the supply. The life support system according to any one of claims 6 to 10, further comprising a system to be executed by a person. 12. Observation means for observing various phenomena at any time and outputting an objective index, a social science function for analyzing the index, elucidating rules governing the phenomena, and outputting empirical rules, and A database storing empirical laws, a database disclosure means for disclosing the database,
    The life support system according to any one of claims 1 to 11, comprising: 13. A numerical simulation means for quantifying the index, and a mathematical model for associating the phenomena of geography, traffic, weather, population, local industry, economic trends, stock prices, prices and commodity demand with each other. 13. The life support system according to claim 12, comprising: means; and index value explanation means for translating the value of the index input / output to / from the simulation means into words. 14. A social science application means for applying the numerical values to weather forecast, market research, demand forecast, economic outlook, job placement, stock price forecast, traffic congestion forecast and / or countermeasure proposal. The life support system according to claim 13, wherein: 15. The apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising: the observation unit, the database disclosure unit, the simulation unit, and the information communication unit provided in a household refrigerator and / or a food-related business establishment. Item 12
    A life support system according to any one of claims 14 to 14. 16. A function for learning information and / or a method for decoding information one by one, and a function for expressing an indiscernible or unknown matter to that effect.
    The life support system according to any one of the above. 17. A member identification unit for identifying a person who provides and / or uses information as a member, a member privilege setting unit for setting a privilege for the member, and a member privilege executing unit. The life support system according to any one of claims 1 to 16. 18. An information providing fee payment unit for paying a fee to an information provider and / or an information usage fee charging unit for charging a user of the information. The life support system according to any one of items 17 to 17. 19. An advertisement insertion fee charging means for charging an advertisement insertion fee to a person who inserts an advertisement so as to be viewed on the network. The life support system according to claim 1. 20. The expiration date estimation means sequentially learns information of unknown logic or coding system including a human language while comparing it with a human voice or a confirmed value or an estimated value manually input. The life support system according to any one of claims 3 to 19, wherein the system is configured to perform the operation. 21. The refrigerator according to claim 3, further comprising a robot arm as a part of the refrigerator internal / external arrangement means.
    The living support system according to any one of claims 20 to 20. 22. The apparatus according to claim 2, further comprising an optical reading unit that reads information on an item name of the consumer good and a storage expiration date of the consumer good from a paper surface. Life support system. 23. The menu according to claim 4, wherein the menu program has a function of providing an optimal menu corresponding to a user's constitution, physical condition, or medical condition and / or a request of the user or advice of another person. The life support system according to claim 22. 24. A step of predicting the demand for the consumer goods based on the family composition by the consumer goods demand forecasting means; a step of procuring the consumer goods corresponding to the demand of the consumer goods by the consumer goods procurement means; A step of observing the items of the consumable goods stored in the preserving means provided for daily life, and the amount of incoming and outgoing goods, the dwell period, and the quality state of each item; and comparing the observed result with the demand to eliminate the divergence therebetween. Controlling the consumer goods procurement means as described above.
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