Duke U. Student Project: Phone Air Writing – PhonePen


YouTube video courtesy of JustinManweller

I’m not sure this phone air writing is practical. But, I like the idea anyway and found it amusing…

PhonePoint Pen: Using Mobile Phones to Write in Air

This project by four Duke University students has won an award and been picked up on a number of blogs. The group is using Nokia N95 phones (which have acccelerometers) for this project. You can read a detailed paper about their project in a PDF they provide on their website:

PhonePoint Pen: Using Mobile Phones to Write in Air (PDF)

Personally, I think it would be more useful for “air sketching” than “air writing”.