suavito wrote:I never understood the idea behind this. If you need special paper to make the OCR program work properly why not use a normal pen, maybe on the same paper, and scan it?
The pen is micro computer that tracks the stokes as you write. There is no need to post process the paper via a scan. Also, since the micro controller is tracking the relative position on the paper, there is no need to actually use INK. I have used the "blank" stylus insert to make notes when I had a pen explosion. Additionally the pen records stroke order allowing for a finer resolution of the various characters in OCR land. Add to this the audio recording and playback functions and you are not really looking at "pen and paper" but an automated, multi format data capture device.
Yes, I own one. Yes I have played with the API and done "cool things" with it. No I do not work for them.