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Smart pen launched by Philadelphia tech startup


A team of engineers and designers from Mimoto Tech, Philadelphia PA, have created a smart pen that automatically transfers anything the user writes on a piece of paper directly, in real-time to any one of a number of portable devices.

While the device looks and writes just like any other ballpoint pen, it uses high powered ultrasound and infrared sensors, just like the ones found in popular gaming consoles to detect motion. Mimoto Pen’s sensors are used to record handwriting and transfer it to an iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, MAC or PC, in real-time as you write it.

Hard at work for the past year and a half, developing yet another innovative product for mass production. With help of visionaries like Andre Ivanchuk from Such Chaos, Dr. Anthony Deese, Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering and a great team of engineers from AdoriaSoft, Mimoto Tech developed the first prototypes and have put the products through rigorous testing procedures prior to mass production.

“We are very excited to bring Mimoto Pen to the public. It’s a great product with a lot of potential to revolutionize the way we look at note taking,” stated founder Roman Gudzyuk. “Nobody really thinks about how or when they take notes, it’s a habitual process and we just do it because we have to. But it’s definitely a big part of our lives and can be very time consuming. That’s why we decided to reinvent the wheel a little and created a fun new way of taking and managing notes.”

The device looks and writes just like any other ballpoint pen but uses high powered ultrasound and infrared sensors, just like the ones found in your popular gaming consoles to detect motion. Mimoto Pen’s sensors are used to record your handwriting and transfer it in real-time to any one of your portable devices, adds Gudzyuk.

Another feature of this smart pen is that by switching the receiver and attaching it to your computer or laptop the pen transforms them in to a touch screen display, and the pen becomes your stylus.