Digital pen

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A Wacom digital pen

A digital pen is an input device which captures the handwriting or brush strokes of a user, converts handwritten analog information created using "pen and paper" into digital data, enabling the data to be utilized in various applications. For example, the writing data can be digitized and uploaded to a computer and displayed on its monitor. The data can then be interpreted by handwriting software (OCR) and used in different applications or just as graphics.

Atary Digital Pen

A digital pen is generally larger and has more features than a stylus. Digital pens typically contain internal electronics, and have features such as touch sensitivity, input buttons, memory, writing data transmission capabilities, and electronic erasers.[1]

Technology groups[edit]

Accelerometer
Accelerometer based digital pens contain components that detect movement of the pen and contact with the writing surface.
Positional
Position based digital pens use a facility to detect the location of the tip during writing. Some models can be found on graphics tablets made popular by Wacom.
Camera
Camera based pens use special digital paper to detect where the stylus contacts the writing surface, such as those using Anoto technology.
Trackball pen
Trackball pens use a sensor that is located on the pen to detect the motion of the trackball.


Products List[edit]

Manufacturer Product Uses Anoto pattern Remarks
Polyvision Eno y
Wacom Inkling, n a digital pen for drawing
Irislink IRISnotes n
e-pens e-pens product comparison n e-pens is a manufacturer of digital pen technology with a range of products that can be used in conjunction with Windows PCs, Mac OS X, Android, Blackberry, iPhone and iPad, iPod touch devices
Livescribe Livescribe y
Logipen NOTES ?
LogiTech io (and io2) Digital Pen y
Maxell Penit y
InfoMax Technologies Digital Pen Solution ?
Nokia Digital Pen SU-1B y
Atary Atary Digital Pen ? can be used as regular pen or as a stylus with a Teflon adapter.
IOGear GPen300 n
Staedtler Digital Pen n
wwsolution.in Trackball pen n manufacture by wwsolution.in

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shelly, Gary B.; Misty E. Vermaat (2009). Discovering Computers: Fundamentals. Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-0-495-80638-7. Retrieved 3 November 2009.