Lyndsay Williams of Microsoft Research's Cambridge UK lab is the inventor of the Smartquill,a pen that can remember the words that it is used to write, and then transform them into computer text . The idea that "it would be neat to put all of a handheld-PDA type computer in a pen," came to the inventor in her sleep . "It's the pen for the new millennium," she says. Encouraged by Nigel Ballard, a leading consultant to the mobile computer industry, Williams took her prototype to the British Telecommunications Research Lab, where she was promptly hired and given money and institutional support for her project. The prototype, called SmartQuil, has been developed by world-leading research laboratories run by BT (formerly British Telecom) at Martlesham, eastern England. It is claimed to be the biggest revolution in handwriting since the invention of the pen. The sleek and stylish prototype pen is different from other electronic pens on the market today in that users don't have to write on a special pad in order to record what they write. User could use any surface for writing such as paper, tablet, screen or even air. The SmartQuill isn't all spaceage, though -- it contains an ink cartridge so that users can see what they write down on paper. SmartQuill contains sensors that record movement by using the earth's gravity system, irrespective of the platform used. The pen records the information inserted by the user. Your words of wisdom can also be uploaded to your PC through the "digital inkwell", while the files that you might want to view on the pen are downloaded to SmartQuill as well. It is an interesting idea, and it even comes with one attribute that makes entire history of pens pale by comparison-if someone else picks your SmartQuill and tries to write with it- it won't. Because user can train the pen to recognize a particular handwriting. Hence SmartQuill recognizes only the owner's handwriting. SmartQuill is a computer housed within a pen which allows you to do what a normal personal organizer does .It's really mobile because of it's smaller size and one handed use. People could use the pen in the office to replace a keyboard, but the main attraction will be for users who usually take notes by hand on the road and type them up when returning to the office. SmartQuill will let them skip the step of typing up their notes.

SmartQuill is slightly larger than an ordinary fountain pen. Users can enter information into these applications by pushing a button on the pen and writing down what they would like to enter .The SmartQuill does not need a screen to work. The really clever bit of the technology is its ability to read handwriting not only on paper but on any flat surface - horizontal or vertical. There is also a small three-line screen to read the information stored in the pen; users can scroll down the screen by tilting the pen slightly. The user trains the pen to recognize a particular handwriting style no matter how messy it is, as long as it is consistent, the pen can recognize it. The handwritten notes are stored on hard disk of the pen. The pen is then plugged into an electronic "inkwell" ,text data is transmitted to a desktop computer, printer, or modem or to a mobile telephone to send files electronically. Up to 10 pages of notes can be

The owner of the Smart Quill pen "trains" the pen to their style of handwriting. This enables two-way wireless communication with other computing devices. Smart Quill pens are trained to recognize only the owner's handwriting. rather than neatness. much like a personal digital assistant (PDA). The Smart Quill is one of the most dramatic advances in writing pens since the invention of the pen. it simply will not write. The inventor of the Smart Quill. "Consistency of handwriting. "future models could receive emails and pager messages via a wireless messaging system.stored locally on the pen . weather you are writing on paper or writing in the air. up to 10 pages of notes." This pen can be used to hold a database. The Smart Quill recognizes and transcribes handwriting to computer text. FEATURES " Display technology used in SmartQuill " Handwriting recognition and signature verification " Display scrolls using tilt sensors " Communication with other devices " Memory and power Uses of Smart Quill 1. This pen houses a tiny computer in the handle that works with accelerometer technology. According to the Seminar Topics website. is the only condition for accuracy. Personal Organization 2. states. Security 3. The Smart Quill can be used extensively for personal organization. calculators and a pager.power gets automatically off. Lyndsay Williams. making it a valuable security tool. If the pen is used by someone other than the owner. A tiny light at the tip allows writing in the dark. personal diaries. When the pen is kept idle for some time . The Smart Quill records movement using the earth's gravity and sensors located inside the pen." Transcription .

the Smart Quill can save a lot of time transcribing and typing notes to a computer.penrefills.html#ixzz1Cp4xQOCf . Siemens answers:www. For people who take notes while Smart-Safewww. This is important for people that do a lot of business outside an office environment .com/doc/16918449/Smart-Quill-By-Sarath-Kumar- Read more: Uses of Smart Quill | Air Tube Headset Radiation Free Pens & Refills . The Smart Quill is very small and can be carried anywhere. The Smart Quill also eliminates the need for typing on a deals today Ethical Hacking Trainingwww.innobuzz. Lamy & Waterman .£1 p&pwww. Cross. The Smart Quill can be connected to a PC via a docking station and "ink well" and will automatically upload and transcribe the notes taken by the pen and convert the handwritten text to computer text. Mobility Early detection & prevention: Healthcare http://www. Parker. unlike a more cumbersome laptop Ethical Hacking Training Programme in Hyderabad by Innobuzz! Ads by Google References y y y Seminar Topics: Smart Quill Seminar Topics: Smart Quill Full Report Scribd: http://www.

The pen connects and the software opens on its own by default.How Does the Smart Pen Work? The Pen's Construction already have the interface software. The tip of the pen contains the pen cartridge slot that holds ink pen tips or stylus tips. the audio recorder begins recording. after following the included instructions. It also comes with stereo microphones placed on each side of the built-in Organic LED screen. It is also how the pen's battery is charged." installed on your computer. The association between the pen and the paper also deals with the pen's ability to record audio with or without the headset while timing that recording with what you have written on the paper. This process is called 'Paper Replay' and is initiated by using the recording controls on the bottom of each page (in the spiral notebooks) or the controls across two pages (in the lined and unlined journals). you can then tap anywhere in your notes and the audio recording will start playing from that point. The pen is used with notebooks and journals that contain a special paper known as "dot paper. the pen reads the microscopic patterns on the dot paper which tell the pen what page you are on in that particular notebook or journal. Then. While it does this the pen records your pen movements against the infrared patterns on the page and keeps track with audio while also recording in its memory your movements on the page. Read more: How Does the Smart Pen Work? | eHow. Using the Pen With Your Computer 3. you then connect the pen to your computer using the included pen dock. The pen will record drawings as well as written text. the pen lines up what you wrote with what was recorded at that same moment and does this until you stop the recording. the audio recording and how long it is. The top of the pen holds the jack where the included headphones can be connected. When you have tapped the record button on the bottom of the http://www. The pen dock connects your pen to the computer and is used to remove and insert ink pen or stylus cartridges into the pen. You can then browse the contents you have on your pen---the pages you've used in each stored notebook. Lightscribe also offers storage space on their servers (250MB at this writing) and you can clear your pen by uploading the audio and pages off of it. Once you have completed your notetaking or other writing. "Lightscribe Desktop.ehow.html#ixzz1Cp5i7XDJ . After you have done this. and Paper Replay is turned on on the pen. The Pen and Paper Connection 2. The headphones are also stereo microphones while being worn with the added benefit of recording a 3D sound scheme---giving the wearer the ability to record everything around them. This is possible because each notebook is marked and identified by the infrared camera attached to the tip of the pen. As you take notes. You will. The Smart Pen is built with either a 1GB or 2GB flash memory capability." The company offers various packages of these materials for your use. so it is very clear on playback. The audio is in MP3 format.

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