Tactstrap

The Tactstrap is a whole new medium
to connect with and has endless
possibilities to develop apps for.

Tactstrap

The Tactstrap is a whole new medium
to connect with and has endless
possibilities to develop apps for.

New type of wearable

Tactstrap is a wearable around your ankle that communicates via a tactile interface, using an intuitive language which is easy to understand.

New type of wearable

Tactstrap is a wearable around your ankle that communicates via a tactile interface, using an intuitive language which is easy to understand.

Tactile interface

The Tactstrap is equipped with eight haptic emitters which communicate directly on the sensitive skin of your ankle.

Tactile interfaces allows us to communicate without the cognitive load of reading or listening. Our sense of touch is uniquely designed to process information quickly and subconsciously.

Connected

The Tactstrap is connected to apps on a smart phone. It takes over the communication when the phone is in your pocket. This makes it able to handsfree communicate, without the need of your eyes and ears. It is less distractive and safer to use on the street.

Connected

The Tactstrap is connected to apps on a smart phone. It takes over the communication when the phone is in your pocket. This makes it able to handsfree communicate, without the need of your eyes and ears. It is less distractive and safer to use on the street.

Wide range of applications

The Tactstrap has a wide range of applications. It is the perfect tool for navigation and can make complicated journeys easy. This device is also a perfect tool for sporters, giving realtime feedback on speed, time and heartbeat. Or think about what this can mean for blind people or for a postman.

Navigation

Planning and time management

Sports

Healthcare

Work field

René Smeets Award 2018

Quote of the jury:
“Beer knows how to funnel super-smart technology into a base that both works and surprises,” said the jury. “Beer designed a new application that emphasises haptic information processing in lieu of continuous visual input. A smart design with manifold interesting applications for ease of use, for example in sports or care.”