An image scanner built into a piece of flexible plastic little bigger than a credit card has been developed in Japan.
The idea is that you will plug the scanner into a mobile phone which will both provide power for it and act as its display and storage medium. And because it is flexible, it will let you copy just about anything, even if it is on a curved surface such as an open book or the label on a wine bottle.
Read more at Newscientist
Flexible scanner works on curved surfaces
Posted on Tuesday, Dec 28 2004 @ 17:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck