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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english...100609/183317/

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The company equipped its portable microscope supporting video with a transceiver function for wireless LAN. As a result, the microscope can display images on the iPad, etc.

Equipped with a 50x lens, the AirMicro model A1 can zoom in and out the images of the user's skin texture and blemishes on the iPad. Scalar has already developed an application software for using the microscope with the iPhone and the iPad, and it is now downloadable.

The AirMicro model A1 will hit the North American market in mid-June 2010 and the Japanese market at the end of June 2010. The company plans to sell 50,000 units in the first year and 550,000 units after three years in the global market.
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I think as long as prices aren't extravagant then something like this is great. Really, it should be a good tool for dermatologists. As much as I'm not an iPad fan I think that in the professional world it has its purposes.
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I think as long as prices aren't extravagant then something like this is great. Really, it should be a good tool for dermatologists. As much as I'm not an iPad fan I think that in the professional world it has its purposes.
I really wish this were the case, but I highly doubt a dermatologist would be using an iPad and wireless microscope. They would probably have lots of equipment already to look at skin and such, and it would seem pretty unprofessional to scan a client with an iPad... lol just imagine that conversation.

However, I do see it translating into use for field research, where it might be handy to document things outside of a traditional lab atmosphere.

Sadly enough, I see this being used more by insecure teens to examine their "massive" pores more than any professional or research based use...
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Um, I don't know about you but most "specialists" I've been to have a computer in the room. Granted they are likely thin clients but couldn't that microscope just hook to them as well? Why does everything have to be "it can hook to the iPad" instead of "it can hook to every computer in the world with a standardized port capable of supporting the hardware"?
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Um, I don't know about you but most "specialists" I've been to have a computer in the room. Granted they are likely thin clients but couldn't that microscope just hook to them as well? Why does everything have to be "it can hook to the iPad" instead of "it can hook to every computer in the world with a standardized port capable of supporting the hardware"?
Because the multitouch interface of the iPad is more intuitive to use?

Is it a crime to want to use a more user friendly interface?
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Because the multitouch interface of the iPad is more intuitive to use?

Is it a crime to want to use a more user friendly interface?
What does multitouch have to do with how it connects?
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What does multitouch have to do with how it connects?
What does it matter how it connects? What matters is how the device is used and how it interfaces with the user. The entire point of this product is so that one can take advantage of the multitouch interface of the iPad to digitally zoom in and move an image taken from the microscope.
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Cool. I'm assuming this just plugs right into the usb port?

oh. wait.
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Because the multitouch interface of the iPad is more intuitive to use?

Is it a crime to want to use a more user friendly interface?
yes... regardless of the interface, what if you need to quickly get the data off of the ipad? usb drive? nope.... I just think back to my old engineering lab, where the PC's weren't networked, and so we had to use Floppy discs to bring our data home. Well, it wasn't that long ago, just a few years. The ipad removes a layer of convenience. unless you need a microscope on the go? if this were used in a lab, I'd chuckle.
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yes... regardless of the interface, what if you need to quickly get the data off of the ipad? usb drive? nope.... I just think back to my old engineering lab, where the PC's weren't networked, and so we had to use Floppy discs to bring our data home. Well, it wasn't that long ago, just a few years. The ipad removes a layer of convenience. unless you need a microscope on the go? if this were used in a lab, I'd chuckle.
Email? Upload directly from the software to the server over WiFi?
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