Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Here are 10 inventions that enrich our personal and professional lives
If your desk is littered with Post-it notes reminding you of meetings, phone calls you need to make, and groceries you need to pick up, you'll love the way Pranav Mistry updated the ubiquitous sticky note for the digital age. Mistry's Quickies are "smart," active sticky notes that remind us of appointments and help us better manage our lives by integrating with our computers and smartphones. A digital pen captures information on a sticky note while software stores the handwritten note as images and converts the handwriting into text using handwriting recognition algorithms. A commonsense knowledge engine and artificial intelligence process the text.
Photo: thefutureofthings.com, MIT