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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   - G J E 4
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
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Together those parts allow the pen to recognize specific movements, letter shapes and know a wide assortment of words.

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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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