Touch and voice feature strongly in the range of Ruwido remotes on display at ANGA COM.
The Austrian company’s multimodal input devices combine speech interaction to search for known content, or special types of haptic feedback for search in long lists.
The organic haptic interaction mechanism allows continuous input with an intuitive and smooth navigation through long lists of channels or services. Similar to using an accelerator pedal in a car, if the central navigation element is pushed harder, the user can scroll through the interface faster. If the force is reduced, it also reduces the speed of navigation.
The organic interaction mechanism has also been incorporated into a number of designs, including Ruwido’s space frame.
“We are continuously working to put the user in control of the machine, and to address the kernel behaviour of people. We aim to be the extension of the user’s thoughts, wishes and activities”, explains Ferdinand Maier, CEO, Ruwido.
Research into the area is based around the premise that all users need in a remote are basic functions such as volume up and down or channel up and down that are always available to all members of a household.