Monday, 19 January 2009

19. Write place - Livescribe

Sometimes a piece of technology comes along that words cannot describe. You need to see it in action. This "pen" is one such item. Basically (and here I may be underselling it!) it is a pen that you can use to write on "special" paper and the notes will then appear on your computer. It uses an infrared camera and microphone, plus build in computing to record everything. When the pen returns to the page, the sound recording will jump to the same place. I only tested it in "lab" conditions, but it certainly seemed worthy of further investigation. The version I saw also used character recognition, but that is not build-in.

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