One of the great new features of the Livescribe 3 smartpen is the real conversion of hand written notes into text – text which you can then do more with.
On Saturday, one of our Facebook fans asked a question yesterday in relation to this –
Can this do OCR on large writing (say using font over 2 lines instead of 1), for those folk with vision issues?
So I set out to test this today to see how the OCR handles writing across multiple lines.
In this first screen capture you can see my writing on the page – normal size text for the date, then some larger words over a few lines
When I change to Feed view in Livescribe+ you can see that the date is a snippet and then the large text was split into two snippets – keep in mind its very simple to merge these snippets if required.
When I tap and flip over the snippets you can see that it has converted words that are spread across multiple lines
No editing was done of the conversion – though I was writing quite clear given the size I had to write.
This simple test shows that the OCR capability in app Livescribe+ will easily handle users who might write much larger than normal.
Conclusion for Those with a Vision Impairment
Whilst this is a pretty simple test, its clear that Livescribe+ (the free app that works with the Livescribe 3 smartpen) will easily deal with larger format writing – meaning you won’t lose out should you then wish to convert this to text.
The advantage of course is that a user with a vision impairment can use pen and paper to capture notes, with this content then residing inside Livescribe+ on their mobile device.
If you’re interested in the new Livescribe 3 smartpen, you’ll find details on the two models here on our website.
I’ll be posting more tips and tricks in the coming days