TacTile Pinpoint®

User Interface Proactive Guidance Software

TacTile Pinpoint is a small add-on software that can be easily combined into existing systems, hardware agnostic, and it uses vibration to dramatically increase the tactile feedback from touchscreens, affording users an intuitive experience.

With TacTile Pinpoint, users can feel the location of an application feature before or while it is triggered, thus keeping their focus on a primary activity.

Key Benefits

TacTile Pinpoint provides car-, shipping-, defense- and health manufacturers, Tier 1 companies and design studios with efficient proactive haptic feedback in every key function to control a touch-sensitive display in an intuitive, time efficient and accessible manner, without depending on using the sight.

Powering Proactive Guidance in User Interfaces

Hardware agnostic

TacTile Pinpoint leverage on the standard vibration motors built into most devices. It is easy and affordable for manufacturers to include this vibration into devices if needed. It is proved tested on Android and furthermore built to fit all operating systems.

Customizable software

TacTile Pinpoint can be easily customizable even for end-users if the UI supplier/automaker choose to provide them this option and customizable for each one of the control functions in the user interface.

Proactive haptic feedback

Proactive haptic enabled software that “imitates” a physical mechanical button. Provides a guidance structure for users to locate where apps are before and while triggering an application. Therefore, it improves safety when using control functions. Our technology creates an experience far beyond the mundane ‘one vibration confirmation’ found in most products.

Vibration guidance from the outer edges of the button

It allows the user to immediately feel when entering a button, while current solutions do not differentiate between either the inner or outer perimeter of the button. Besides that, the user can choose the outer edge width of a button, which to the best of our knowledge is a novelty in the field.

Library of vibration patterns

Represented by each software key and enables to launch an application associated with a given vibration pattern. In that way the user may initially reach the software key, long press on it or release it, and finally tab the software key representing the desired application without depending on using the sight.

Compatible read out/voice function

Selectable voice-over is implemented for double safety precaution.

Collects BIG data

Offers the possibility for partners to capture data and analysis for user behavior.

US patent

Granted US patent for the technology behind.

“I was shown a working demo July 2017 and it quickly became apparent of its possibilities. Upon further exploration and hands-on testing, three obvious use cases came to mind: (i) The established gaming markets. (ii) The fast growing automotive/in-car market. (iii) The important partial sighted, blind and accessibility market. In conclusion, from my 20 years’ experience tracking consumer and technology trends for global blue chips brands (Google, Microsoft, Intel etc.), I’m confident that TacTile Pinpoint will have huge appeal to the app development community. It is a genuine game changer, as well as a logic next step for how end consumers will interact with their devices. My only question was why hasn’t someone thought of this before?!”

William Rowe, CEO & Founder, Protein, UK

TacTile Pinpoint Workflow

The TacTile Pinpoint is a Software Development Kit (SDK) containing the code and libraries that a program must include to make use of the underlying features of a piece of software such as Android, and rightly expanded into embedded software. SDK is an intuitive and customizable solution that allows manufacturers to freely design and develop their own user interface (UI)/user experience (UX). The SDK takes the form of an application programming interface (API) containing on-device libraries of reusable functions used to interface to a programming language. It includes debugging facilities and other utilities presented in an integrated development environment (IDE). The SDK includes sample software and technical notes along with documentation, and tutorials to help clarify points made by the primary reference material. For platform such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Qt, DirectX, OpenGL, GUI solutions such as Embedded Wizard we offer to do demonstration projects.

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