CMU's Idealink Featured in Forbes' Profile of Futuristic PDA'


April 24, 2002

The Idealink transforms the handheld into a communal Etch-A-Sketch, according to an article entitled Handheld Crystal Ball in Forbes Magazine. One of five inventions featured in a profile of futuristic PDAs created by tech companies and colleges, the Idealink was designed by CMUs Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES). Its small PDA screen is a digital whiteboard, allowing multiple users to:

* Design sketches;
* Communicate verbally;
* Store images; and
* Replay the process of drawing.

Idealink is already used by CMU students through Wireless Andrew, CMUs wireless network.


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