iSketchnote Makes Digitized Copy of Work on Paper. iSketchnote works as an iPad cover that digitizes a hard copy of words of drawings on paper. That separates it from other modes of sketching on an iPad which normally require a specificstylus that interacts with the screen. iSketchnote uses a classic ballpoint pen with a metal ring inside that detects the movement of the pen on any piece of paper. It can play back the pen’s movement in real time and users can share these through social media or save them for later.
he technology uses a USB cord right now but thanks to great success on Kickstarter — the team exceeded its goal of $35,000 dollars and boasted more than $214,000 at the time of writing — the team hopes to use a Bluetooth connection.
The ISKN team (ISKN being the sleek, shortened version of the product’s name] worked for two years to find a way to “combine the natural experience of familiar tools with the power technology,” as described on its website.
The technology uses patented sensors that work with the iSketchnote’s unique pens which also come in different colors. The ISKN team hopes to partner with major pen companies in the future to expand the project. The ISKN team started through the collaboration of Jean-Luc Vallejo and Timothee Jobert, who belonged to a French nano and microelectronics organization called LETI.
If the team reaches $250,000 it will work on an iSketchnote program for use with a PC or Mac.