PhonePoint pen: Using mobile phones to write in air

Sandip Agrawal, Ionut Constandache, Shravan Gaonkar, Romit Roy Choudhury

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Abstract

The ability to note down small pieces of information, quickly and ubiquitously, can be useful. This paper proposes a system called PhonePoint Pen that uses the in-built accelerometer in mobile phones to recognize human writing. By holding the phone like a pen, an user should be able to write short messages or even draw simple diagrams in air. The acceleration due to hand gestures can be converted into an image, and sent to the user's Internet email address for future reference. We motivate the utility of such a system through simple use-cases and applications, and present the design and implementation challenges towards a functional prototype. Our early results show that the PhonePoint Pen is feasible if the user is restricted to a few simple constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCOMM 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 SIGCOMM Conference and Co-Located Workshops, MobiHeld 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781605584447
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM Workshop on Networking, Systems, and Applications for Mobile Handhelds, MobiHeld 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 17 2009 → …

Publication series

NameSIGCOMM 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 SIGCOMM Conference and Co-Located Workshops, MobiHeld 2009

Other

Other1st ACM Workshop on Networking, Systems, and Applications for Mobile Handhelds, MobiHeld 2009
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/17/09 → …

Keywords

  • Accelerometers
  • Electronic pen
  • Gestures
  • Handwriting
  • Input device
  • Mobile computing applications
  • Mobile phones
  • Sketching
  • Strokes
  • Writing in air

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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