Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Another Way To Scan With Camera Phone
Add this technology as a way to scan using your camera phone.
From BusinessWeek How to scan without a scanner
Ever find yourself paging through a book or magazine at a friend's house and wishing you could just scan it and save it for later? NEC has a way to soup up a cell phone to do this, using 3D imaging software integrated with a digital camera.
The phone works by taking dozens of tiny snapshots when you wave it across a page in a zigzag pattern. Within seconds, optical character-recognition software in the phone uses the edge of the page as a frame and knits together the overlapping snapshots into a seamless whole.
It can even detect when the page isn't lying flat and straighten a distorted image