Buttons when you need them.
Gone when you don’t.

Tactus provides a new dimension of user interface with a fundamentally unique solution: application-controlled, completely transparent physical buttons that rise up from the touch-screen surface on demand. With the buttons enabled, users can push and type or rest their fingers as they would with any physical button or keyboard. When the buttons are disabled, they recede into the screen, becoming invisible and leaving a smooth, seamless flat touch-screen with maximum viewing area.

How does this technology fit into the display stack?

Tactus’ technology readily integrates with capacitive touchscreens. The Tactile Layer replaces the top-most layer in the optical stack, often referred to as the window or cover lens. The thickness is designed to match the layer that it replaces. The Tactus layer is compatible with all type of touchscreen stack-ups.

With 17,000 mechanoreceptors in our hands, we were meant to be tactile beings.

Why Tactus?

“According to studies, tactile feedback allows for superior discrimination- when successive data needs to be rapidly resolved, the feel of touch is about five times faster than vision.”

Ambient Touch:  Designing Tactile Interfaces for Handheld Devices, Ivan Poupyrev, Shigeaki Maruyama, and Jun Rekimoto  

Users need a way to navigate touchscreens without constantly having to look at the screen. Tactus’ Tactile Layer improves typing accuracy and performance by introducing buttons that provide real tactile feedback and allow finger resting. Real buttons allow users to know their finger positions on a touchscreen. In doing so, users are able to rest their fingers on the buttons without registering input. By enabling finger resting, Tactus’ solution allows users to navigate a touchscreen without needing to look at the screen.

Button Types

Tactus’ patented Tactile Layer™ technology allows designers to design new button layouts and customize button shapes to optimize user experience.