To Help Kids With Handwriting and Spelling Errors Scientists Develop Digital Pen

by Rukmani Krishna on  July 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM Lifestyle News
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A digital pen to help clean up handwriting and spelling errors was developed by scientists.

The brainchild of two German entrepreneurs, Lernstift is a regular pen with real ink, but inside is a special motion sensor and a small battery-powered Linux computer with a WiFi chip.
 To Help Kids With Handwriting and Spelling Errors Scientists Develop Digital Pen
To Help Kids With Handwriting and Spelling Errors Scientists Develop Digital Pen

Together those parts allow the pen to recognize specific movements, letter shapes and know a wide assortment of words.

If it senses bad letter formation or messy handwriting, it will gently vibrate.

The goal is also to make it smart enough that when you misspell a word it will vibrate as well.

Daniel Kaesmacher, the 33-year-old co-founder of Lernstift, which means 'Learning Pen' in German, told ABC News that the pen will have two functions-calligraphy and orthography mode.

He said that when it comes to orthography mode-the pen will be able to recognize words and compare the word it recognized to a language database. If the word isn't recognized it will vibrate.

Source: ANI

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