Thursday, August 27, 2009

I love books. I love eBooks even more, as they are lighter and take up far less space. I also happen to consult with IoFlex, a company that provides software that enables people to scan a book and apply image processing return it to its original, ready to print condition. We have some very large customers who scan hundreds of thousands of books. Unlike the Google Books project, where they are mostly interested in capturing book pages to make them searchable for research, IoFlex customers want to preserve the fidelity of the images. IoFlex BlackBox offers image processing that removed the halftone dot patterns from printed images, cleans up dirt and that sort of thing.

Once of IoFlex's larger customers - Bibilolife - provides services for Libraries. Below is an interesting video about that.

Shelf2Life Demo from OPP on Vimeo.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I have been working on a project that requires us to design PDF forms and a form data workflow for a homecare health service provider.

Part of the prototype will eventually be able to upload data to a Google Health account.

If you are not familair with a Personal Health Record, or PHR - this short video from Google should help.

My project is far from finished, but I thought I might share some of the concepts in a slide show - check it out here ;

Enjoy !

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wow. You can actually opt out of Google everything !

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

I am working on a project for a healthcare service provider that offers home care.

Here is a short presentation that describes a few of the issue we are required to addressing and an interesting "hybrid" paper and PDF form data capture and conversion for EMR systems.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

As far as the art and science of bringing cool stuff to life thing goes, Maira Kalman really nailed it in her July 30th NYT Opinion piece


Friday, August 07, 2009

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