Tap Systems has introduced its first Bluetooth wearable keyboard called the TAP. It allows one to type by tapping your fingers on ANY surface. It works with most Bluetooth enabled devices including Smartphone, Tablets, smart TV’s and computers.
It has TapGenius App, a mnemonic-based learning system where users can learn to tap. This learning application is a combination of musical and visual tutorials and fun engaging game.
It has a soft, flexible smart-textile fabric strap and includes an advance sensing system. It can be worn on both the hands simultaneously for two-handed typing. The device plans to change the traditional keyboard input with virtual and wearable computing.
It enables seamless communications even within immersive AR/VR experiences where keyboard surfaces are not practical. or screens are to small to type on. The tapping can be done with fingers on any surface like table, chair or even on body and eliminates the need on on-screen keyboard. Each tap sends a command or character to connected device based on fingers touched on the surface. You can watch the video here.
TAP wearable keyboard will be made available immediately to select beta users in San Francisco Bay area and is expected to ship commercially before the end of 2016. Its reference design will also be made available to select OEM’s for its integration with future wearables and innovations. Moreover, Tap Development kit will also be made available to the developers.
Ran Poliakine, Tap’s co-founder
Tap brings an entirely new dimension to how we can interface with the digital world, Tap’s fundamental technology is applicable not only to language, but also to music, gaming and control. It is a new modality that opens up a world of creative possibilities. We are partnering with creative developers and select OEMs to help us unlock its full potential. Our goal is to create an ecosystem in which our partners utilize Tap to deliver new and exciting experiences for our users.
David Schick, Tap’s inventor
Tap has the potential to become the communication mode of the future, providing fast, accurate interfacing in situations where no physical keyboard exists. Tap is more discreet and accurate then voice input, and is faster and more precise than gesture-based systems.