Amid the coronavirus pandemic, touchless control can be demanding as it can help prevent contamination through physical contact.
The Tactigon One Wearable Gesture & Motion Controller from Next Industries in Italy is a sort of 3D wireless mouse that lets you control any device with gestures. It features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and has 3D motion sensors in the shape of a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer. It also comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This programmable wearable enables gesture control for robots, PC games, VR/AR, computers, 3D printers, drones, apps, and more.
“I wanted to realize a simple, tiny and fashion design device. I wanted it to be used both at work – during business meetings – and at home to play with my child,” says Massimiliano Bellino, CEO of Tactigon.
“I’ve designed a simply wearable and unwearable device, actually I inspire to clothespin because with this form factor you can wear T-Skin in very fast way and use it. The ergonomic form factor allows using four finger like if you were playing a guitar and also you can use two T-Skins for advanced applications.”
The Tactigon ONE is programmable and can be used by different types of users such as students, teachers or professionals because it is compatible with Arduino IDE.
- Artificial Intelligence algorithm allows increased performances in gesture capture and motion recognition.
- Easy Connectivity. Using Bluetooth Low Energy Interfaces, you can easily connect T-Skin to a variety of devices including smartphones, laptops, and drones.
- Accurate Motion. Measuring linear and angular motion in real-time along with magnetic and pressure readings provide precise movement accuracy.
- Build in Arduino IDE. Whether downloading apps from their Sketch Arena or writing your own, you can find new reaches for your own gesture control.
- 4 Programmable Keys. Tactile keys allow for different command combinations based off of finger placement to toggle modes, inputs and features.
- Robust Battery Life. A 155 mA rechargeable battery that can run your T-Skin for up to 8 hours consistently.
Tactigon SKIN will soon appear on Kickstarter. You can order the Tactigon One board from their website (www.thetactigon.com) for 78.00 Euros. The Tactogon software developer kit is priced at 800 Euros.