Wearable Barcode Scanner Will Cut Down Grocery Line Wait Times
Minimal "finger scanner" design could cut down on long wait times in the supermarket.
In an attempt to reduce grocery check-out times, designer Seokmin Kang has created a barcode scanner that fits over your finger like a thimble. The “finger scanner” features a minimal design, takes up a lot less space, and even makes it easy to keep track of your shopping total by displaying prices on the back.
The traditional barcode scanner takes a long time to scan something properly, and requires the attention of one hand for as long as you are using it. Location and size of a barcode make a big difference when it comes to the efficiency of a hand-held scanner as well, especially those on the underside of a product, or placed on an awkward corner.