▲ ▼ Money counter
Online tool or app that estimates the amount of cash or money in a stack or pile by looking at or taking a photo from the side.
There are a few 'count things' apps but they are terribly confusing to use, terribly expensive, and also not sure if they are enabled to count things of such a small thickness (but I don't see why they couldn't).
I guess it will depend on the level of precision needed. Why have a money counter that "almost" counts exactly how much money you have. Because you'll then need to go back and more precisely count anyway.
There are some software/hardware cheat devices used in poker gambling that can accurately count a deck of cards and the order just from scanning the side. But I'm sure the way it works wouldn't apply to regular un-altered cash bills. Here's a link to the A7 poker analyzer device I'm talking about: https://markedcardsusa.com/products/a7-poker-analyzer
Maybe there's some overlap in creating a software and minimal hardware product to count cash from this product.
Counting money requires precision; Phone camera, Image processing/edge detection algorithms is not at the level to precisely estimate the amount of cash from the stack.
Are you sure? I find this very hard to believe. There are apps that attempt to measure things from a photo or in real time down to thousandths of an inch.. surely in controlled conditions they are plenty capable of 'estimating' an amount of something with such a uniform thickness..