As shown in the above photo, here is a prototype of the ultra-thin scanner in use to scan a wine label. Damn, that looks cool but I bet it won’t be on the market for years. Why? Because University of Tokyo created it and they NEVER manage to get their invention swiftly in the marketplace.
Team develops ultra-thin scanner…University of Tokyo’s engineering department has developed a flexible ultra-thin scanner that can be inserted between book pages….comprises of an organic diode film that functions as a light sensor and an organic transistor that reads information from the sensor. The cost of producing the ultra-thin scanners is only one-hundredth the cost of manufacturing existing scanners.