In the context of digital transformation, technology is often spoken about mainly in terms of efficiency and productivity. Lifelong Ink, however, is a technology that continues to interact with people's senses, such as emotions and consciousness, while improving functionality. Its intrinsic value is not as a convenient tool for one-time use but for use in generating ideas and producing works throughout a user's lifetime. Wacom is working to develop technology everyday in the hopes that the future of evolving technology will not be logical or inorganic but that it instead will always be something that interacts with people's senses.
As an example, we continue our research to provide Lifelong Ink, with new value, in cooperation with various fields such as education, spatial design, and life styles, while combining that technology with the latest technologies such as AI. One such project is "AI Ink for Education," which was developed in cooperation with sdtech, Inc., a firm that specializes in design engineering.
"AI Ink for Education" uses a pen tablet with an eye tracking device in the form of glasses to capture eye movement information and pen movements while learning. These data will reveal the characteristics of learning by each student and create a learning environment suited to each student. We believe that this technology can be used not just for coursework but also in various educational settings such as mental training and lifelong education.
Education is an area where Wacom is particularly interested in our technology portfolio. We will continue to research how Lifelong Ink can contribute to education in the future.