Created by the MIT Media Lab, Glassified is a ruler with a transparent display that adds virtual graphics to actual pen strokes.
Created by researchers Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu and Pattie Maes at MIT Media Lab, Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display that adds virtual graphics to physical pen strokes. The display enables both the strokes and the graphics to be visible in the same plane.
An embedded digitizer is used to track the pen input in order to update the graphical overlay, fusing the traditional function of a ruler with the added advantages of a digital system.
The technologically-advanced ruler brings on-paper markings to life. It can also determine and display the geometric measurements and angles of shapes drawn using it. You can check out Glassified in the video below: