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The Smart NoteTaker is such a helpful product that satisfies needs of the people in today’s technologic and fast life. This product can be used in many ways. The Smart NoteTaker provides taking fast and easy notes to people who are busy one’s self with something. With the help of Smart NoteTaker, people will be able to write notes on the air, while being busy with their work. The written note will be stored on the memory chip of the pen , and will be able to read in digital medium after the job has done. This will save time and facilitate life. This product has many advantages over digital pen , since the smart note taker is a device that can store visual recordings and thus can be used widely. There will be an additional feature of the product which will monitor the notes, which were taken before, on the application program used in the computer. This application program can be a word document or an image file. Then, the sensed figures that were drawn onto the air will be recognized and by the help of the software program we will write, t he desired character will be printed in the word document. If the application program is a paint related program, then the most similar shape will be chosen by the program and then will be printed on the screen.
FEATURES OF SMART NOTE TAKER
1) With the help of smart note taker handwritten notes will be instantly
converted into editable text.
2) It is good and helpful for blinds that think and write freely.
3) Another place, where our product can play an important role is where two people talk on the phone.The subscribers are apart from each other while their talk, and they may want to usefigures or texts to understand themselves better.
4) It’s also useful especially for instructors in presentation . The
Instructors may not want to present the lecture in front of the board.The drawn figure can be processed and directly sent to the server computer in the room. The server computer then can broadcast the
drawnshape through network to all of the coputers which are present
in theroom. By this way lectures are aimed to be more efficient and fun.
5) It recognize up to 22 Languages : English – Canada , English - GB,
English-US ,Germa , Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese ,Korean
Danish, Spanish, Spanish - Mexico, Finnish, French , French-Canada,
Greez, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese , Portuguese-
Smart note taker will be simple but powerful. The product will be able to sense 3D shapes and motions that user tries to draw.The sensed information will be processed and transferred to the memory chip and then will be monitored on the display device. The drawn shape then can be broadcasted to the network or sent to a mobile device. There will be an additional feature of the product that will monitor the notes, which were taken before, on the application program used in the computer. This application program can be a word document or an image file. Then, the sensed that were drawn into the air will be recognized and with the help of the software program software we will write the desired character will be printed in the word document. If the application program is a paint related program, then the most similar shape will be chosen by the program and then will be printed on screen.
Since, JAVA applet is suitable for both the drawings and strings, all these applications can be put together by developing a single JAVA applet program. The java code that we will develop will also be be installed on the pen so that the processor in the pen will and and type the able to draw desired text on the display panel.
Applet is a function of java which for example, is a kind of container (file) which contains a set of programs made in java. Java is a high level language. It is widely used in making various application Based on java. It is one of the best features of java. The various strings, drawings etc will be made using a class file and this file will not be a single file. It will be a set of files linked together in a single Database: The system installed in the pen will consist of a database which will help the processor to recognize various words made visually in the air. Each word written in the air will resemble to a word in the database and the word present in the database will be printed. This will remain the basic principle of the working of a smart note taker.
TECHNICAL DEFINITION OF THE PRODUCT
In order to meet the technical requirements of the product we need Operating System Like Windows or Linux in order to implement software part of the project, Displacement Sensors to recognize the displacement of the pen in three dimensions, parallel cable to communicate with computer, software to solve the displacement data and finds the individual coordinate displacements in three axes and transform the data into text format, analog to digital converter to process analog displacement data and convert them into digital format, switch to control the pen and Rechargeable battery. • Operating System
• Software program to convert data into text or string format
• Displacement Sensor
• Parallel cable
• Analog to digital converter
• Rechargeable battery
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MARKET
In the current market there are many similar products that are trying to convert handwritten documents into digital typed documents. In these products, optical sensors are being widely used to perceive the motion. Ink is also used on these products to be functioned as an ordinary pen. There are optical sensors on the pen. However, they have some lacks and imperfections such as being wired, limited in work space, non-practical and limited in 2D.
TREATS IN THE MARKET
Companies had succeeded to make similar products and put them in the market . Putting a newly invented , innovative product in the market is not easy. The prices in the market must be well observed for similar products. The prices of 2-D digital pens are about 50 dollars to 90 dollars. The new product is 3-D Smart NoteTaker that has a memory chip on it in addition to the features that the previous pens have.
CONSUMER PROFILE AND PURCHASE POWER
Smart notetaker is incompatible among the other products. It has some significant differences from it’s potential competitors. This plays crucial role in the marketing strategy and attractiveness of product in the segmented market. The prior market is educational services and schools. In today’s fast and information based life; the faster and easier you get information, the more successful you are. The customers are going to be generally teachers and indirectly students. While lecturing the usage of the board for teachers and note-taking for students cause dilute of time and sometimes it is emberrassing. In order to utilitize the time and to take more attention of students smart notetaker is a great solution, which transfers the notes of the teacher on the board to software directly. It optimizes efficiency of time that is used during the lecturing and it is desirable for the educational.
1. Mobile Note Taker
The Ultimate Handwriting Capture Device Mobile NoteTakerTM is the world’s first portable handwriting capture device based on natural handwriting as an input. Attach plain paper of any kind and use Pegasus the electronic pen to capture , store and share handwritten drawings, sketches, notes, and memos at meetings, lectures, and conferences. Mobile NoteTakerTM has a built-in LCD to confirm input. The on-board flash memory can store up to 50 pages (size A4).
Mobile Note Taker works in two modes :- mobile mode and
Connected mode.In mobile mode note taker receiver unit is not connected to a PC via USB cable. In connected mode the base unit is connected to a PC through USB cable.
Features and Benefits
Uses standard paper - no special paper required Stores up to 50 A4 pages Includes LCD to view and confirm input Operates both in mobile mode and when connected to PC, notebook or other device Connects to PC/Notebook via USB cable (included) Includes software for synchronization and management of stored files Writes directly into MS® Office applications (in Connected mode) Allows file transfer over LAN, email, and instant messaging application (in connected mode).
Capture, Organize, and Share Your Notes Digitally-Anywhere, Anytime!
Mobile Mode Enables capture and storage of notes and sketches digitally at meetings, lectures, and conference.
Synchronizes the Mobile NoteTakerTM and a PC/Notebook via USB cable (included). You can upload, organize, move, edit or add to handwritten notes, ideas, sketches, phone numbers, or reminders. The included software also enables memos, notes, and sketches to be sent via e-mail or over the LAN network. It is also possible to write directly into MS® Word or Outlook, and add a personal touch to ICQ® instant messages. Based on Pegasus’ successful PC Notes Taker, Mobile NoteTakerTM is the ultimate handwriting capture device. Everything you need to get started is right in the box. Even if you don’t have standard size paper or piece of paper with you - you can use anything - an envelope, an old receipt, a tear-off from a paper bag and best of all in your own natural and writing. As long as you have the Mobile NoteTakerTM, you can jot down your most inspired ideas and be sure that you’ll never lose them again.
Microsoft® Windows 2000 or Microsoft® Windows XP
Minimum 15MB available hard disk space
Minimum 32MB RAM (recommended 64MB)
Minimum 16 bit color quality (recommended 32 bit)
Minimum screen resolution: 800x600 pixels
Available USB port
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
For ICQ® upport: ICQ® Pro 2003
Coverage area: up to A4 size paper
Communication: USB (connected mode)
Memory: 2MB flash memory
Power: Pen - 3 X SR41 batteries
Memory Unit - 2 X AAA batteries
Dimensions & Weights:
Memory Unit: (L) 107mm, (W) 65mm, 90gr
LCD: 128/64 pixels, (L) 66mm, (W) 32mm
Pen: (L) 136mm, (D) 13.7mm, 16gr
Coverage area: up to A4 size paper
Communication: USB (connected mode)
Memory: 2MB flash memory
Power: Pen - 3 X SR41 batteries
Memory Unit - 2 X AAA batteries
3* SR41 batteries
2* AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
NoteTaker Software on CD-ROM
2. PC Note Taker
PC Notes Taker is the world's first device that captures natural handwriting on any surface onto a PC in real time. Based on a revolutionary electronic pen, PC Notes Taker displays the user's handwritten notes, memos or drawings on the computer, and stores the image for future use. PC Notes Taker is ideal for markets where handwritten input is essential, such as health, educational and financial sectors. Supplied with user-friendly software, PC Notes Taker is compatible with PCs and notebooks. Adds Handwriting Input to any Computer PC Notes Taker is the world's first device that captures natural handwriting on any surface onto a PC in real time. Based on a evolutionary electronic pen, PC Notes Taker displays the user's handwritten notes, memos or drawings on the computer, and stores the image for future use. PC Notes Taker is ideal for markets where handwritten input is essential, such as health, educational and financial sectors. Supplied with user-friendly software, PC Notes Taker is compatible with PCs and notebooks. Features & Benefits:
Capture of handwriting from any plain paper or other writing surface Input of continuous writing up to A4 page size Insert sketches, signatures, equations, and notes into Word® documents E-mail sketches or handwritten notes in any language using MS® OUTLOOK Convert handwriting to digital text using MS® word recognition engine Annotate, add comments, edit and draw in your own handwriting onto MS® office documents Create instant messaging using ICQNEW.
Cordless electronic pen, including standard refill and batteries.
Detachable base unit including USB cable
CD software applications; Pen2Text, Annotator
Dimensions and Weights
Pen: L-136 mm, D-13.7 mm, 16 gr.
Base: 100X 47 X 27 mm, 60 gr.
• Write or draw over any application screen.
• Save your inputs and e-mail it.
• Compact and light : perfect for laptop users.
• Convert handwriting to text.
• Annotate Web Pages.
• Pen-on-paper feeling: Natural handwriting bysensing contact pressure.
• No special pad or tablet required: Free to use on almost any surface
• Ergonomic design: fits comfortably on your hand
• Standard USB connection: Just plug and play
• Includes four application softwares: Finger IE Memo (Web-Memo, Finger White, ritePen, riteMail)
• Instantly recognizes any handwriting accurately.
• Send hand-written notes and emails.
• Create memos and highlight within any application
• No conflict between regular mouse and i-Pen (have both plugged in at the same time)
• Create professional designs
• Extremely simple and natural to use
• Works with all graphics software for both PC and Mac. (Adobe, Corel, etc.)
HOW TO USE
• Install the driver and application software.
• Plug-in the USB connector of into your computer's available USB port.
• After successfully installing driver software begin testing by moving it around. When navigating, have it in an upright position for best accuracy and ease.
• Switch between Mouse mode and Pen mode.
• Write a letter or take note. It converts your handwriting into text. Any handwriting is recognized 99.9% accurately. Write in cursive or print, even a combination!
• Tired of Printing, then signing, then faxes documents just to add a signature? You can input your signature on any document.
• Mark and highlight a document for changes in any application. Add handwritten captions on photographs. Write a note right on a web page as if you were marking a newspaper. Then save and send.
• Make a point of importance on any Presentation.
• Art / Graphics Pen Mouse - compatible with all graphics software for both PC and Mac.
• Windows 98 / NT /ME / 2000 / XP
• USB Port
• It can be used on MAC if you want to use it as a your regular mouse. But included softwares are NOT compatible with MAC
• Size: 6.0" (Length) x 0.75" (Width) x 1.0" (Height)
• Weight: 0.8 oz.
• Connection: USB
• Resolution: 800 dpi
• Power: 5V (using PC power via USB port)
• Body Color: Blue
• Pen Tip: Soft Micro Switch
4. SMART PEN
The Smart Pen is a device that resembles a fat pen or stylus, but contains a tiny computer and a set of sophisticatedsensors that record and analyze every motion, and then transmit this information to a nearby computer via infrared, radio or directelectric signal .A Smart Pen helps a computer to recognize handwritten or drawn input. A computer is treated as 1 level of Complexity higher in its ability to recognize the handwriting of anybody who uses a Smart Pen. Costs $50, weight is negligible.
5. SOLO PEN
This is a progressive development of the Smart Pen: a pen with sufficient processing power to recognize handwriting on its own with the equivalent of Complexity 1. It can also be used as a Smart Pen. Every Solo Pen has a long, narrow screen that displays the writing for the user to check. The user of a Solo Pen can write on a regular writing surface, as the Solo Pen has a normal writing tip. TL8 Solo Pens have trouble with the spatial relationship of writing, so if the user writes three lines on paper and then wants to write a heading above the first line, the Solo Pen might put it a line higher or lower than desired. The user can also write in the air, but this requires an IQ roll to avoid mistakes. TL8 Solo Pens are great for short notes on the run, not for novel writing.
TL8 Solo Pens can be used in a Virtual Reality environment. The pen continually transmits its location to the VR manager, which displays the writing in the virtual environment. The data is stored and downloaded to a computer via infrared.
A Solo Pen is TL8, costs $100 and has negligible weight. It has a rechargeable A Power Cell, but do not bother about energy as long as the Pen is placed into its recharging stand (comes with the pen).
More advanced versions are possible:
• The TL9 Solo Pen has Handwriting Recognition equivalent to Complexity 2 and as no problem with spatial relationship. It has a built-in cellular phone that transmits text as fax or e-mail, or directly to a nearby computer (cost $100).
• The TL10 Solo Pen has a small store of nanomachines that drop from the tip onto the surface, leaving a trail like ink so the user can see what he is writing or drawing. The nanomachines react to corrections, that is, if the user inserts a word, the nanomachine writing will make space for the new word as if it were a line in a text processor. The nanomachines can be recalled to the Solo Pen (takes 30 seconds per page). An Ink Bug can be placed on the paper to follow the Nanomachines and print for real.
A single Solo pen contains enough nanomachines for 10 pages and a refill costs $10.
• A TL10 Solo Pen has Handwriting Recognition equivalent to Complexity 3 and costs $200 ($50 without nanomachines)
How does it work?
The Smart Pen optically records pen movements over a grid-enhanced paper CRF. Its mini camera captures stylus activity 100 times per second. Pen storage capacity can range to over 250 CRF pages. When docked, the pen (which is recharged while in the dock) initiates a connection to the PC. After a start prompt and the username and password are entered, data from the pen are automatically sent over the Internet to a secure Health Decisions server. The Smart Pen is one of several data entry options available from our integrated clinical trials system.Health Decisions takes the best technology and applies it to your clinical trials. That's how it should be done. Knowing what is going on in the field is limited by how quickly data are collected and transmitted. The Smart Pen system, a data entry option of Health Decisions’ integrated Clinical trials Management System, establishes a new standard for ease of use in sites and speed of data tanmission. The Smart Pen system includes the Smart Pen and a pen cradle connected to an internet-enabled computer. As CRFs are filled out, the Smart Pen records each stroke. It identifies each CRF and where it is on the page through a very fine grid pattern that appears as a light gray background shading on the CRF. The Pen is then placed in the cradle, activating a password-protected Internet link to Health Decisions. Data are interpreted into fields and validation can occur immediately, with queries returned to sites quickly over the Internet. The process also creates an exact copy of the original CRF that can be read for notation and comparison with interpreted data fields.Health Decisions takes the best technology and applies it to your clinical trials. The digital pen captures the user’s handwriting. By itself, the pen works like a regular ballpoint pen. When you use it with digital paper, you now have the added benefit of an electronic copy of the completed paperwork as well as a hardcopy backup. The ExpeData solution works with pen hardware from leading manufacturers both in a docking version where you need a PC to upload data and a Bluetooth version, which is paired with a Bluetooth cell phone.Pens are very durable and can hold up to 100 pages .
6. EXPEDATA DIGITAL PEN
For those who have never progressed past the hunt-and-peck method of typing, British Telecommunications' research laboratory has come up with a prototype of an intelligent pen that records writing and translates it into text on a computer screen. Dubbed SmartQuill, 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. Instead, SmartQuill contains sensors that record movement by using the earth's gravity system, whether you write on paper or in the air. SmartQuill isn't all space age, though -- it contains an ink cartridge so that users can see what they write down on paper. "Why should people use a keyboard when they can use a pen?" said John Collins, project manager for SmartQuill at BT Labs. Many people have never learned to type quickly and accurately, but everyone knows how to write, he pointed out. 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, Collins said. SmartQuill will let them skip the step of typing up their notes, he said. The pen works in conjunction with a regular PC; onto which users install special handwriting recognition software developed by BT Labs, Collins said. The lab has several SmartQuill models in the works, including one that communicates with the PC via a radio transmitter, but the current prototype hooks up to a PC via a cable and electronic docking station called an "inkwell." It can also be connected to printer or modem. Users write down notes in their regular handwriting and the movements are stored within SmartQuill. Up to 10 pages of notes can be stored locally on the pen, Collins said. Once the pen is hooked up to the computer, the handwriting recognition software translates the movements into text on-screen. Unlike many handwriting recognition programs, the SmartQuill system analyzes movements instead of shapes, Collins said. This allowed BT to get rid of the electronic notepad associated with most computer pens. SmartQuill contains a few local applications such as an address book, daily planner, and calculator. Users can enter information into these applications by pushing a button on the pen and writing down what they would like to enter, Collins said. 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, he said. Future models could receive e-mails and pager messages via a wireless messaging system and could use digital signature recognition for security purposes. BT is hoping to license the SmartQuill concept to interested hardware manufacturers, and believes a product will be on shelves within two years, Collins said. The price tag could hover around 200 pounds sterling -- $340 or more -- but no pricing has been set as of yet, he said. At the moment, SmartQuill works best when users write in capital letters, but BT Labs is working on improving the handwriting recognition software and expects it to understand cursive by next year. In the future, Collins predicts there will be whole range of SmartQuill pens -- everything from a high-end model for executives to a basic one for kids to use in school.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
• With the help of smart note taker we can write notes on any surface
even in air.That is we can write notes any time with using a paper.so
we getinformation in very fast and easy way.Hence it is time saving.
• Smart note taker is releable and powerful.
• It is helpful for blinds that think and write freely.
• Smart note taker is used for instructors in presentations.
• It is used along with paint and JAVA graphics so we can say this
product is compatible with all graphics software.
• Easy-to-use wireless connection.
• Drawer (Contents outline, library, history).
• The only disadvantages of smart note taker is high cost.Companies
had succeeded to make similar products and put them in the
market. Putting a newly invented, innovative product in the market is
not easy.The prices in the market must be well observed for similar
products. The prices of 2-D digital pens are about 50 dollars to 90
dollars. So the price of smart note taker will be high . But this
disadvantage definitly be eliminated in near future.
The system will try to improve a pen, which helps people get rid of typing problems on computer by the technology, which converts your handwriting to text format on your PC. However, the technology provides opportunity to write on air, which means it, needs no any item to convert the typing to your computer such as 3D view. Beside this, it can also be used like all other classical pens. Therefore, this device will increase the capacity of noting the texts, lessons and projects you work on. One other fact that appears is similar products generally works in a way that they store the writing by memory systems and direct the data to computer. We will vanish this time lag by using a technology that the data will be sent to PC directly not by stored. It is sure it will be hard to eliminate the other products as our rivals, but our advantage in this market will be the properties of the device, which come to be its high mobility, versatile design and its ideal weight. The device takes a practical extent since it offers high mobility. This property may seem useless at first side but the high mobility will help the teachers or individuals, who have dynamism as they do their jobs, by giving them opportunity to write anywhere. . On the other hand, the price of innovation will be reasonable for the sectors that can use it effectively in their business or lessons.