This is a transcript of the Blind Abilities’ coverage of the 2018 National Federation of the Blind Convention interview with Tap Co-Founder, Sabrina Kemeny. This interview is conducted by Antonio Guimaraes.
We’ve had a lot of questions about how fast one can Tap. Well, we are not yet sure. The hardware limit is 120 WPM, but we don’t yet know how fast users will get. After all, the QWERTY keyboard has been around since 1873, while we’ve only been shipping Tap since early 2018. Still, the early indications are that people will be able tap very, very fast.
When founders Dovid Schick and Dr. Sabrina Kemeny first dreamed up the Tap wearable keyboard, they never once pictured it stopping there. While the Tap community of today is primarily using their devices to take notes and send messages, the Tap team knows it’s only a matter of time until their technology is being used for much, much more.
Welcome to 2018 and an exciting year for the TAP community! As we approach the first units being shipped, our CEO and inventor of TAP, Dovid Schick, wants to share the first of some key functions to using your TAP strap. TAP is easy to learn and will change the way you communicate in your day-to-day life. In these first three videos, you will learn the basic functions of using TAP with texting, typing (just like a keyboard), and gaming with TapTap Bunny. Watch these first videos and let us know what you think!
Are you ready to TAP™?
During the last 18 months, our team was working diligently to get Tap™ ready. We were delighted with the trust, care, and interest that you have shared with us. It has helped us to update and perfect Tap™, our visionary wearable keyboard.
The world of typing and interacting with smart devices is about to change with the launch of the revolutionary one-handed TAP keyboard. The wearable device converts your finger movements into letters, punctuation and symbols, so you can tap out messages using any surface as a virtual keyboard… even the top of your head!
Welcome to Tap, the Bluetooth-enabled wearable that integrates with your world, replacing the need for a keyboard.
Tap means freedom, and functions like a virtual keyboard and trackpad— communicating with your device when you tap on any surface. The Tap is worn on a single hand like a lightweight fingerless glove, and offers a seamless experience that makes things like texting, browsing the web, and even gameplay easier.