ID8 Using Wearable Key Board for Accessible Computing

ID8 Using Wearable Key Board for Accessible Computing

IDEATE has the pleasure of announcing that we are testing a wearable device for clinical use. We are thrilled to consider the increased accessibility for those with impaired mobility, blindness or low-vision. The TAP will allow equitable access for computing especially in an office setting.

How Does Tap Work? Tap is a virtual input device that uses chords to register text. There are no keys involved – no projected keyboard, no invisible key patterns and no holograms. The users types characters and commands by tapping a combination of fingers on any surface. While the user has to be trained on the system, this BluTooth wearable allows for the keyboard to go with the user into any environment wherein typing will be needed. Additionally, this interface allows the user to navigate a device with ‘Air Gestures’. Check out what the inventor has to say about this device.

IDEATE is currently testing this device, and others, so that our members can access digital applications to build independence and reduce reliance on paid staff.

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