lernstift 2471322b Pen invented that informs users of spelling mistakes

While word processors have spellcheck features, the old-fashioned pen and paper has no way to tell you when you've gone wrong. Until now. A pen has been invented that will vibrate when a user makes a spelling mistake.

While word processors have spellcheck features, the old-fashioned pen and paper has no way to tell you when you've gone wrong. Until now. A pen has been invented that will vibrate when a user makes a spelling mistake.

 
The unusual invention, currently in the prototype stage,  is programmed to detect movements associated with each letter of the alphabet, and therefore it can tell what words you are writing, or attempting to write, and so identify possible errors.
 
The device will feature two modes, one for pointing out spelling and grammatical issues, and another for addressing problems with the form and legibility of handwriting. That's doctors sorted then.
 
lernstift 2471322b Pen invented that informs users of spelling mistakes
 
The pen comes from German-based Lernstift, with the aim of helping children improve their spelling, but the company hopes to market it to people of all ages. The inventors said they were inspired to create the pen when they witnessed their young son's first attempts to write.
 
The firm has proposed a number of potential future additions to the technology, including pressure sensors and computer connectivity. There is also the suggestion of making an open source platform for developers to make apps that make use of the pen's abilities.
 
Lernstift has launched a crowdfunding project to finance the invention.
 
Source: The Telegraph
Image Credit: Lernstift