The first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks about a scanner, is typically a document scanner. Just your basic paper scanner in an office. There are so many different kinds of scanners out there though! And paper documents aren’t the only things that can be scanned. Technology has really made scanning different kinds of objects very simple over the years. Here are a few different kind of scanners that help make our lives easier everyday:
- Large format scanners. Haven’t you ever wanted to be able to scan a painting, or a drawing so that you can keep it safe or send it to others in a digital way? What about all of the engineering drawings that companies need to work with? Large format scanners make scanning large documents a piece of cake!
- MRI scanners. When it comes to your health, it is important to always check to make sure that there is nothing going on below the surface. MRI scanners make it possible for doctors to check deep inside of a patient’s brain, or spine to make sure that there isn’t a bigger issue causing any problems.
- Security scanners. Going through the airport can be a pain, but if you think about how important, and also how detailed the scanners in security really are it is pretty cool.
- Bar code scanners. Going to the grocery store is as easy as can be ever since the bar code scanner was invented. Can you imagine going shopping and waiting for the cashier to type in a code for every single thing that you were buying?