Monday, April 19, 2010

Jerky Ride Writing Assistant

Travelling by bus, train or car can be tedious if the journey is long and more so if you are all alone. Many resort to reading in order to pass time. There are times when I felt like writing something when traveling. But because of the jerky nature of the ride, it becomes rather difficult to write anything legibly. It's at times like these that I've often wondered if there could be some device that could be strapped on to my wrist, which would allow me to write normally the way I would in a stationary and jerk-free scenario. It could probably compensate for the jerks by applying precise forces (of the right magnitude and direction) on the hand - some sort of an active noise cancellation!

Another possible solution to the problem is to have some sort of a damper or a shock-absorber structure that keeps my hand and the notebook steady irrespective of vibrations in the vehicle. Any thoughts and/or suggestions from the reader are most welcome.

[This post is an elaboration of Problem-2 on the post "Nine Problems Worth Solving"]

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