NAVIsis EZ-Canvas

NAVIsis EZ-Canvas (Image courtesy Akihabara News)By Andrew Liszewski

Korean-based company NAVIsis is already known to some for their line of handwriting recognition hardware that doesn’t require a special tablet or writing surface to work. Using the same technology the company has now developed the EZ-Canvas which will essentially allow any monitor to function like a touch-screen tablet.

Simply attach the EZ-Canvas sensors to the upper corners of your display then using the special stylus (and custom software) you can write, edit and even draw directly onto your display with your motions being translated to cursor movements. The software also includes the NAVIsis handwriting recognition technology so you’re free to scribble your notes onto the screen and they will be automatically translated to legible text.

My only concern with a product like this is that tablet PCs and other touch-driven displays like the Wacom Cintiq are specifically designed to be touched by a stylus or finger, where normal LCDs and CRTs are most definitely not and will probably scratch pretty easy. (Trust me on that one.)

The NAVIsis is available now at certain online retailers for about $180.

[NAVIsis EZ-Canvas] VIA [Akihabara News]

12 thoughts on “NAVIsis EZ-Canvas”

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  2. I agree with the scratching pbs.. especially on laptop screens ! For CRT screens I assume they’ll have to be flat screens…

    But this kind of tracking is still very interesting being used in the place of a tablet ! (i imagine if on a side of the laptop where the mouse is supposed to move)

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  4. I have slved the scraching screen problem on mobile PCs
    Most mobile PCs have a 1/16″ lip around the edge of the screen
    Presition cut 1/16″ glass to fit your screen and silicone it around the edge to hold it in place

    Warning! breaking this glass can break your screen as you screen glass is 1/32″ thick and is softer than the regular glass. this process also makes your pc heavier and less shock resistant

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