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Livescribe Pulse SmartPen
Winner - Bronze
Designer: Seven02Design Team
Design Type: Product, Electronics
Company / Organization / School: Seven02Design
The Pulse smartpen from Livescribe is a computer within a pen that captures handwriting and simultaneously records audio and synchronizes it to the writing. Users can simply tap on their notes to replay what was recorded from the exact moment they were writing. The micro dots printed on notebook pages tell the smartpen exactly where a user is writing or tapping. Enormous attention was paid in the design process to the smallest details from the size of the grip to the weight balance and the location of the display. The aluminum housing provides a sturdy enclosure that is comfortable and long lasting. The aesthetic solution is purposefully clean and simple emphasizing the display, speaker and microphones- a nod to the powerful enabling technology contained within the size of a regular pen.