Demonstration of scanner pen

October 17th, 2006 by Hugh

It was a morale boosting morning meeting this morning. The prototype for the oPen (Exbiblio scanner pen) was dragged across some text, and lo and behold, after about 15 to 20 seconds, the text appeared on a big projection screen. Yeah! The wait has to be reduced to one or two seconds, of course, but it’s a step in the right direction. The whole process of integrating the hardware and software has been taking rather longer than planned.

The hope is that when mark II is ready towards the end of the year, it won’t have these integration problems, as most of the software kinks will have been ironed out.

One Response to “Demonstration of scanner pen”

  1. Antti Says:

    This seems to be very interesting. Are you still working with c-pen?

    “Exbiblio is in the process of developing this pocket scanner in collaboration with the Swedish-based developer of the C-PenĀ©, a scanning pen that can store, interpret and transfer printed text.”