IBC 2017: ruwido announces added touch of Tictactile smart device navigation | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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Input device and interaction mechanism provider ruwido is to launch at IBC an extension of its Tictactile interaction solution that it claims goes beyond the remote control to enable users to easily control their devices.

ruwido 13sep2017The Tictactile system consists of an interaction mechanism with a tactile experience, integrated with a synchronised user interface attributed with overcoming current limitations when interacting with a range of screens. It supports blind navigation on devices that are defined by the physical distance between humans and machines like the remote control or in-car infotainment systems, as haptic landmarks on the navigation field can easily be felt with the fingertips.

Designed to operate with touch and haptic feedback to enable better menu navigation, the solution is intended to enable users to focus on the screen rather than the interaction mechanism. The pattern structure of the navigation field of the input device is mirrored on the graphical user interface, so that the system can be applied not only to the first, second or third screen in the living room, but also to other business cases like in-car infotainment systems. The is users navigate the menu directly, rather than have to look at the control mechanism itself.

“In order to make content more easily accessible it is important to offer a holistic experience for the user, no matter which screen is used to access content,” explained ruwido CEO Ferdinand Maier. “Using haptic feedback and tactile senses rather than visual to move through menus, with a pattern that users will recognise regardless of the screen, ruwido provides with Tictactile. a solution that can truly support user experience excellence. Such an approach can also contribute to improved safety, for example; in car navigation systems.”