Thanks to designers Shi Jian, Sun Jiahao, and Li Ke, foreign language translation may soon be at your fingertips, literally. The three designers created The Ivy Guide, a scanning tool that can, for example, translate English into Chinese the moment you underlie them.

For those already skeptical about leaving marks, don’t worry, the underlying is clear. The Ivy Guide works as a scanner that attaches to a pen or a pencil, tracks the underlined word, and then projects the translation of that word onto your page.

Although it is still just a concept, this revolutionary technology could possibly make learning different languages that much easier. Provided that The Ivy Guide goes into production, that is.

[via Mashable