New Cell Phone Technology: Reinvents Skywriting for the Digital Age

June 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A truly astounding new cell phone technology allows a user to write notes “in the air” waving the tip of their cell phones like a pen, which are then transcribed and sent to an email address for safe keeping.

Engineering researchers from Duke University, developed the new technology, based on the accelerometer devices already contained in most cell phones. The accelerometers track the movements of a cell phone, but also can change the display screens from landscape to portrait modes based on movement alone.

Duke graduate student Ionut Constandache and computer engineering student; Sandip Agrawal developed the new technology, calling it the PhonePoint Pen. “By holding the phone like a pen, you can write short messages or draw simple diagrams in the air,” said Agrawal.

The Duke students came up with the idea to help busy business people who don’t want to take the time to put down their laptops, briefcases and luggage to save a note on their cell phones. This new technology only requires a wave of the wrist to make notations.

The PhonePoint Pen is essentially a new take on skywriting for the twenty-first century, and you can’t deny the cool factor.

The students plan to make a prototype to download within the next few months.

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