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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: THE HAND-HELD OPTICAL SCANNER

A glimpse at emerging technology

by Stephen Drew


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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