MIT researchers have invented a Post-it note taking technology called Quickies, where what ever you write on a Post-it note will get transfered to the computer and the system sends alerts to the user based on the information via various means.
So what it does exactly, you write a note with a digital pen and a specially designed pad containing paper as Post-it note, the computer captures this information and stores it. “The data can be viewed at any time through the Quickie software, which stores the sticky notes as images and converts the hand-written notes into computer-understandable text using available handwriting recognition algorithms.” One can search the notes using the software, it returns relevant results based on AI algorithms. Quickies uses RFID tags for easily locating them.
Users can set alerts for the stored quickie notes at specified times. The best part is that the PC software can sync the data with to do lists on devices like mobile phones. Check out the below embedded video to have an idea on how it works. Via TOFT and Engadget, Image Credit: MIT