Fujitsu Digitizes Sticky-Note Brainstorming with Proprietary Digital Pen Technology
Fujitsu today announced that it has developed an industry-first technology supporting the digitization of results from sticky-note brainstorming sessions by utilizing a digital pen. Sticky-note brainstorming is becoming an essential part of business analysis and idea generation, and is widely viewed as a necessary step in concept-building and the exchange of ideas within many enterprises and organizations. Until now, digitally recording the arrangement and content of sticky-notes for sharing and record-keeping had to be done manually, requiring photographs to be taken of groupings, which took up considerable man-hours. Now however, Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that, by utilizing a digital pen in conjunction with proprietary image processing technology, supports the digitization of individual sticky-note placement and contents from captured images of groupings.
This new technology from Fujitsu will assist in recalling the brainstorming session and simplifying searches at a later date, boosting usefulness of those sessions, while successfully reducing man-hours by more than 80% compared with conventional manual methods. Fujitsu plans to announce details of this technology at the Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition and Media Understanding (PRMU) to be held in Kobe from March 29, 2012.