Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scanning at High Speed

Today scanning is restricted by the speed by which you can accurately scan the pages.

Now we see a high-speed scanner developed by the University of Tokyop that claims to scan a 200-page book in about a minute. The text is captured using a high-speed camera taking 500 shots per second. Stereoscopic (3D) imaging captures a 3D image of the page which is then reconstructed by the computer and curvature adjusted to create a 2-dimensional scan.

Imagine how simple it would be to scan whole libraries and for pirates to scan the same books if this were developed in production.

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