Whatever be the speed or efficiency of a computer, it is completely futile if you do not have the most important input device – the keyboard. The QWERTY keyboards have been in business from a long long time. However, there is a completely new wearable device that will change the things sooner. Welcome the “knuckle duster” that communicates with your computer or any other smart device through Bluetooth. It is capable of translating 31 different finger taps into numbers and letters. With every single tap, the device send a specific number or character to the device, it doesn’t matter what surface you touched the command will be sent to the device with the right kind of touch.
It has been designed by Ran Poliakine, the co-founder of Tap Systems; who states that his device has shown an accuracy of 99 percent. If the same continues, this will eliminate the need to carry keyboards altogether and will provide a new replacement to voice-activated options such as Apple Siri or other gesture based technologies that are still under development. However, like any other technology this one also comes with a number of other hurdles and the biggest challenge is bringing one such big change to status quo. The new input methods bring-in new risks and discomforts which disturb regular interactions of any person. The transition needs to be a simple one, the smoother it is, better will be the adaptability of people for it. Poliakine says the basics of Tap can be learned within an hour through a game like application. He claims that it is so simple that even a child can operate it with great ease, however, it will still be a challenge to teach those who are beyond the early adopters and developers.
Poliakine is not a stranger to the battle of introducing new technologies to market. He is also the founder of Powermat, a cordless charging solution for battery operated handheld devices. He believes in his innovation and adds that if powermat could be adopted by industry leaders like Chevrolet and Starbucks, this one will also be adopted by mainstream players sooner or later.
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