Handwriting recognition - definition
The ability of a device or software program to analyze the shape of cursive or printed handwriting drawn on a touchscreen and then translate it into letters, words, numbers, and punctuation marks.
Most devices that have touchscreens have built-in handwriting recognition capability. Input is best done using a stylus.
It should be noted that only devices using resistive type of touchscreen readily allows for input with various objects. The capacitive touchscreen devices can accept only human finger input.