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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: THE HAND-HELD OPTICAL SCANNER
A glimpse at emerging technology
The hand-held optical scanner being developed by Raye Laboratories of La Jolla, California, has performed impressively in recent tests.
The technology is a controversial marriage of three elements: a baboon eyeball, a microprocessor and a glove.
The scanner project has so far managed to avoid criticism from government regulatory agencies and from anti-vivisectionists. The eyeball must be taken from a living source in order to be usable; it had been expected that this fact would invite criticism.
It is expected that the hand-help optical scanner will be introduced to the marketplace early next year.
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