Apr 08 2008
Napkin PC Concept
Posted by: Sierra Monica B. in NextGen PC Design Competition
The Napkin personal computer uses existent technologies in an innovative way to make creative professionalsâ€™ work easier and more pleasant.
It looks like a set of paper sheets with two available colored pen with which designers could participate in work group sessions and collaborate together in drawing their ideas on white paper so that later to transfer it in a desktop PC.
These sheets measure 180 x 180 x 2 mm and the user would draw with a pen stylus measuring 140 x 9 x 10 mm.
There is a base station of 160 x 150 x 150 mm and a mobile unit of 45 x 36 x 15 mm.
The key characteristic of the Napkin PC is the word â€œmultipleâ€ because it can be accessed by multiple users in the same time, has multiple interfaces and can support multiple settings, profiles.
It is modular and would be a great tool and companion for marketing professionals who need to have a creative mind in order to come out with innovative business plans and campaigns.
Napkin is powered by the pen wirelessly when the two are in the range, while the e-paper needs just little energy so it can be inductively powered.
On the base unit, or stand, we find an OLED display which doesnâ€™t do anything special but showing the status data such as time, date and if the device is turned ON.
As a multi-touch-sensitive computer, the sheets of e-paper responds to the human touch, same as the pen does.
So letâ€™s recapitulate: the sheets are in fact e-paper which reduced significantly the power consumption, they support multi-touch input, use inductive power circuits, and support high-speed RF wireless connectivity.
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