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Internet Text Scanners

Dixau

— March 20, 2008 — Tech
If you prefer to read real books as opposed to digital ones on your PC and you have a hard time comprehending the 'big words', or if you are learning a new language; Korean company Unichal has the perfect reading companion for you.

Here is how it works: The $90 Dixau reads along with you, scanning words with a camera and displaying them back on your PC with rich information supplements by Wikipedia and Google searches and any dictionary you add to it. Whenever you encounter something you do not comprehend, you simply refer to this wide array of info.

The technology does not break new grounds. You can look the words up yourself on your computer or on a digital dictionary. It simply makes the process more convenient and automatic. As DVICE pointed out, this would be a great application to have on your iPhone.
Trend Themes
1. Text Scanners - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing text scanning technology for mobile devices.
2. Companion Reading Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating reading devices that provide real-time information supplements for enhanced comprehension.
3. Language Learning Tools - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing language learning devices with built-in scanning capabilities for easy word comprehension.
Industry Implications
1. Education Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrating text scanning technology into educational devices for interactive learning experiences.
2. Mobile Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating text scanning features into mobile devices to enhance reading and language learning experiences.
3. E-book Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partnering with e-book platforms to offer text scanning functionality for better reader understanding.
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