TAP is one-handed wearable device that allows wearers to type by tapping their fingers on any surface: a table, a chair, or even the human body. It is said to be a fast, accurate and eyes-free method of interfacing with any Bluetooth-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers. Tap technology enables seamless communications even within immersive AR/VR experiences where keyboard surfaces are not practical, and in wearable computing situations where screens are too small to type on. The Tap Strap is a soft, flexible smart-textile which embeds an advanced sensing system into a small, comfortable fabric strap. The Tap Strap can be worn on either hand or on both hands simultaneously for two-handed tapping. With each tap, the Tap Strap sends a character or command to a device based on which fingers touched the surface. Users can typically learn to tap in about one hour using the TapGenius App, a mnemonic-based learning system which combines musical and visual tutorials with a fun and engaging game. Tap is being made available immediately to select beta users, initially in the San Francisco Bay area, and is expected to ship commercially before the end of 2016. A Tap Development Kit will be available to developers.
Tap Systems Inc.
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