Nano-Pico attempts to promote natural habit of writing, along with that it powers the written thoughts with digital technology. This project uses a novel and cheaper technology to achieve this purpose without affecting experience of writing, which makes it unique from trending smartpens technologies. Smartphone app for nanopico defines simple and intuitive interactions and gives a new language for note taking and task automation.
The experience of writing by a pen on a paper is always better than typing or touching on a screen. Increasing use of technology in daily life is enforcing us to divorce pen from paper. “Nano-Pico” tries to bridge the gap between physical and digital medium without affecting the natural experience of writing, presenting your thoughts to the whole world. “Nano” is a digital device which also holds the papers. Once paper is attached with the nano, it starts to capture handwritten text with the help of “Pico - a small magnetic ring” attachable to any pen. NanoPico works together seamlessly for writing with natural interfaces like pen and paper. NanoPico is designed in various forms to blend into different context. This project demonstrates two applications of nanopico - note taking and task automation. Pino - a smartphone application extends the capabilities of nanopico, further providing various configuration choices to user. Simple and intuitive gestures defined by this application gives a new language for notetaking and task automation. Nano-Pico not only promotes the writing but also encapsulates it with zeros and ones.
Smarphone Application Prototype
Nano-Pico Product communicate with its smartphone application called as Pino.
Dr. Jignesh khakhar, Nandeep Mali, Shantanu Choudhary, Arshad Pathan