Company has already developed prototype pen with camera on the end that identifies pixels to inform the exact location of the stroke device
Microsoft plans to create a stylus that allows users to interact with screens of any devices, even those who do not have touchscreens. According to a publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new technology uses a camera to monitor the movements of the pen, and information from the sensors of the screen.
According to the site, by passing the tip of the stylus on the screen, the camera identifies the pixels of the image and sends the necessary information to the device in real time. In practice, the technology sends the information to the computer with the same speed of a wireless mouse.
Microsoft researchers have developed a prototype of the pen, but now the project is under discussion and the company will decide whether he will become (or not) a commercial product.One reason for the company’s interest in new technology may be compatible with both notebooks and desktops as a tablet, since Windows 8 will work on different products. It could facilitate the use of some system resources.
After years away from the market, the Stylus pens reappeared with the launch of Galaxy Note , hybrid smartphone and tablet, which lets you draw and make notes on the screen. After the release, other manufacturers have also launched products accompanied by pen tablet as Asus Taichi presented during Computex 2012, the largest technology fair in Asia in June.