Lernstift Handwriting Recognition Pen
Well, that's what they claim it will be able to do, if and when they get around to building one. From the number of buzzwords packed into this piece I'm wondering if they have even made a prototype, or whether this is just vaporware.
It does have the advantage of doing away with the keyboard, though I am not sure that this is altogether a good thing. I mean, didn't we come up with the keyboard because the pen was so much work? I'm not sure my kids even know how to write in cursive,
I cannot think of a worse application for Linux. I think this is a case of microprocessor buzzword injection phenomena, although they labeled the computer as a "mini". Last time I saw a mini computer it was the size of refrigerator. And why do they need WiFi? Maybe because their pen will not have enough processor power to perform handwriting recognition on it's own.
I suppose that if you could combine this pen with a system that could project icons in your field of view (Google glass can do that, right?) you could have a truly wearable computer. This might be a challenge for the RF engineers (in order to maintain enough bandwidth on enough channels), though they seem to be able to handle a room full of cell phones without any trouble.
Via Posthip Scott.