Barcode scanner – a thing, useful not only for sellers in the store, but anyone who wants to learn more about buying product. Indeed, manufacturers recently, though resigned to the need to print information about product on the package, make it so small that it become hard to read. But to carry a conventional bar code scanner inconvenient: better make it in the form of a small and convenient thimble. Such as concept Finger Reader.
Technically, Finger Reader – it is “on finger” device with a built-in barcode scanners and a hardware and software to transfer the decoded data into speech. Bluetooth transmits through the thimble sacred knowledge that is encrypted in the code into your ear to the consumer.
The author of the concept-thimbles scanner – industrial designer Hansub Lee. Most of his proposal is designed for the blind: if sighted people can still be read even small labels with a magnifying glass and intuition, the visually impaired and blind people can only rely on the sound. Moreover, “on finger” bar code scanner can be for them and for us much better than the current situation. To do this, to oblige the producers of goods to supply them with information about the product in two-dimensional encrypted bar code.
We have already mentioned, as is widely penetrated throughout the two-dimensional bar code, also known as QR-code: the little black and white box, you can encrypt a text, it will fit and information on the composition, and the manufacturer, and shelf life. Therefore, the scanner Finger Reader, in contrast to conventional bar code scanner, should be able to read and QR-codes – at least, this counts for maker of the concept.
Bar Code Scanner Finger Reader has been exposed to the competition of ideas and concepts Sparks Award. We don’t know if it will have to prove Hansub Lee jury the value of their ideas, but it is obvious that if the scanner will create a thimble and is widely implemented, it will have served the blind and would be more useful than, for example, we have described with labels in Braille.