Anyone who has tried to use a mobile phone to text his friends knows just what a pain it is. Finding the right letter from the keypad by pressing the same button several times is a laborious, boring and monotonous process. Especially if you are in a pub.
Now there’s a better way, thanks to design engineers at nScribe, who have come up with a technlque – a combination of an input device and simple software – that allows the user to simply move a single button in natural letter shapes to input messages into the ‘phone.
Once input, an individual letter shape is converted into simple digital ‘unit vectors’ – the sequence of which is unique to the character being written. The unit vectors are keyholed into the processor as simple code sequences. The nScribe software then unpacks the unit vectors by drawing the characters on screen in step with finger movements.
NScribe claim that the combination of the input device and the intelligent software creates an input method as easy to use and as fast as hand printing using a pen or pencil.