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Using pen input with tablets still has its challenges, the majority of tools available are either too slow or inaccurate for daily use. Tasks like taking notes for class in a quick and legible way are impractical. Drawing based applications can make bad handwriting even harder to read. Pen input keyboards can type what is written, but are often too slow. Some tools convert drawn notes to text, but they are not reliable. Inspired to create a better option, we decided to try a different approach than we had seen in research, looking only at the point data making up the input, rather than the drawing itself.


Keith Gallagher

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