There has ben a huge increase n the use of digital pens recently. Digital pens spent some time being discovered by ‘early adopters’, but have now come in from the cold. Ask anyone why he or she uses his or her digital pen and the answer invariably includes some comment about ease-of-use or flexibility. Students in universities and schools, especially more senior learners, have taken them up because they allow for a quick recording of the notes that learners need in order to help make academic progress. They are also used in the world of work, with people making notes in meetings, finding that digital pens allow for a quick recording of the information they need.
New breakthroughs in the field of health have made digital pens even more practical. A recent development by a company enables physicians to record important data through two separate fields: voice and writing. Physicians use the digital pen as a voice recorder or as a pen and the details of what they are recording are linked directly to the patient that they are dealing with. Excitingly, this new technology is even used in places that are remote and do not have any kind of WI-FI connection.
The digital pen has been created by NextPen, and uses a camera to record pen strokes, allowing the user to transmit pictures as well as words. The dictation facility used within the pen allows people to send the spoken recording directly to a transcription facility, allowing for quick and easy recording of sensitive data. All of this is directly linked with patient records, so the information can be uploaded directly to the individual details of the patient that the relevant health authority holds. The pens are small and easily fit into the physician's pocket, allowing a choice between two different types of input.
This shows how digital pen technology is becoming the best way to increase productivity and improve patient handling. This technology is fast and efficient, and with the way it is being improved on a consistent basis, it is also allowing for innovation to take place too.
Digital pens are becoming an essential part of life where information is concerned. If anyone wants to record any kind of information they can do it with ease now, without having to negotiate a keyboard – for some people this is not an easy skill to master – and struggle with other aspects of data and information recording.
Digital pens are also being used increasingly with tablets and other devices, to improve the quality of that information recording. There is so much scope involved in the future and development of digital pens that it is easy to see them being enhanced with other features as time goes on. Small enough to fit into your pocket and highly versatile, we can even see the day when digital pens become entertainment devices in their own right. Perhaps we may even see something like the iPen one day?