Computer mouse with in-built scan tech

| | Updated on: Apr 30, 2014

Technopark–based Seaview Support Systems is introducing a computer mouse with in-built scan technology.

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala launched the portable scanner at a function held in Tehcnopark on Thursday.

Named MobScan, the product has been developed by Genesis International of the UAE in collaboration with Dacuda AG Switzerland. Seaview will market the product in Kerala and Karnataka.

MobScan finds use across a range of environments such education, training, banking, advertising, printing and publishing, architecture, point-of-sale, legal domain, airports, embassies, hospitals and household computing.

Robotic principles

Even children will find it easy to use for project work and copying study material, says Raju Harilal, Director and CEO, Seaview. The product is priced at ₹6,500 and can be ordered online from

According to Michael Born, Founder and CFO, Dacuda AG, the idea was an interesting way to look at a mouse and scanning as a whole as it offered portability and convenience to the user.

“Therefore, we licensed our technology to Genesis to develop this innovative product,” he added.

Mobscan combines the robotic principles of simultaneous localisation and mapping with real-time analysis of computer vision research.

It enables real-time image processing, fast transfer of text and images, instant editing as well as easy sharing of contents; all in just one click.

Instant editing

Mobscan is integrated with a text recognition framework called optical character recognition that supports over 190 languages.

By turning on the scan button and dragging the mouse in a right-to-left movement over the desired scanning material, it does real-time visualisation and processing.

Text, tables and images can be instantly edited in Word, Excel or other popular applications. It also enables scan at source and detects early process errors if any, enhancing data quality.

Once data is semantically analysed and put in to a specific business context, it can be used to interface with existing process and systems, says Sathyaprakash Menon of Genesis International UAE.

Published on May 01, 2014

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