Managing Data in Mobile Contexts using Smartphones and Digital Pens


Emory Omar Mark Al-Imam

Oral Defence Date: 

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 15:00


TH 311


03:00 PM


Professors Dragutin Petkovic, Ilmi Yoon , Edward Lank


PocketPad is an information management system geared toward university students. Through the combined use of different hardware components supported by our software, we describe a system that bridges the paper-electronic information divide in mobile contexts. The system is designed to support the capture, storage, browsing, editing and organization of handwritten notes via the complementary use of digital pens to capture information, smartphones to browse and store prior information, and digital pens and smartphones in combination to edit and organize information. Desktop computer software synchronizes the information from the digital pen and smartphone during editing and reorganization. The system relies on human-in-the-loop techniques coupled with stroke timing to simplify coordination of content from different sources, rather than resorting to complex and often error-prone computer document recognition algorithms.

Emory Omar Mark Al-Imam