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Side scanner for supermarkets: a new scanner design standard
Author(s): Charles K. Cheng; J. K. Cheng
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Paper Abstract

High speed UPC bar code has become a standard mode of data capture for supermarkets in the US, Europe, and Japan. The influence of the ergonomics community on the design of the scanner is evident. During the past decade the ergonomic issues of cashier in check-outs has led to occupational hand-wrist cumulative trauma disorders, in most cases causing carpal tunnel syndrome, a permanent hand injury. In this paper, the design of a side scanner to resolve the issues is discussed. The complex optical module and the sensor for aforesaid side scanner is described. The ergonomic advantages offer the old counter mounted vertical scanner has been experimentally proved by the industrial funded study at an independent university.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2888, Laser Processing of Materials and Industrial Applications, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253157
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Charles K. Cheng, EOL Research Technology Associates (United States)
J. K. Cheng, EOL Research Technology Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2888:
Laser Processing of Materials and Industrial Applications
Shu-Sen Deng; S. C. Wang, Editor(s)

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