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Namibia to use pens for disease control

Namibian animal health workers are to use digital pen technology to record disease outbreaks. A camera in the digital pen is activated when the pen is pressed on special paper. Minute dots on the paper help the camera record disease information. The information is then stored on a memory stick before being transmitted to a mobile phone using Bluetooth technology. Data is transmitted to a central computer in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, that decodes the information and enters it into a database within a few seconds.

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