I could have used this today:
Headband. High-resolution camera (~15 MP) with
vertical aim. White
LEDs for illumination. Hand-to-other-hand proximity
click trigger, jaw trigger, or foot switch trigger.
laser framing guide projector.
a book in front of you at a comfortable angle (such
as on a table). Aim the camera at the book.
Turn pages. Each time you turn the page, trigger the
camera. (This is
automatic with the first triggering option.) The photos
can be stored
on an SD card in the headband, or transmitted to your
phone/tablet/computer via Bluetooth for live viewing
of centering of the book in the frame. After the photos
are taken, you
can run them through a normalizing algorithm that
straightens out the
pages, removes thumbtips, clamps text to black and
non-text to white,
and generates a PDF.
(Should this go in product: scanner instead?)