The devices are now used, amongst others by Sky, Google, Microsoft and most recently Telia Company.
The latest innovation is an extension to its TICTACTILE interaction solution that is displayed both in the home controlling the TV and in the car where it issues commands to a range of features from air conditioning through to the car radio.
Users run their fingers along a series of bezels while looking at the TV screen. An added feature to which Ferdinand Maier, CEO, Ruwido adds a certain element of mystery to is the ability of the remote to identify who is using the device. “If you pick up the remote control our remote knows who it is,” he says, putting on mock disappointment that on recognising him the TV has promptly increase the point size on the EPG. “We design success and design is a part of the product, but also the mechanism”.
It is impossible to tell whether TICTACTILE is aware of a user’s pressure, fingerprint or voice to indetify the user.