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TapTile v2.4 $48.38US
 
2 - 6 : $45.96US ( save 5% )
7 - 19 : $43.55US ( save 10% )
20 + : $38.70US ( save 20% )
excl. sales tax

For sensing walking, jumping, and yes...tapping. Senses from 45 to 1000 N (4.5 to 100 Kg, 10 to 227 lbs). See this videoclip for a demo ! Use with ExtendCable-5 or ExtendCable-10 recommended.

Application examples

  • The Collective used the TapTile to direct and detect visitors around their installation
  • See how NYX Visual measured soccer player performance in their interactive installation with a floor of TapTiles.
  • Measure weight, detect foot position or use for interactive dance. See the BalanceTile demo !
  • Put it underneath your doormat and estimate the weight of your visitor before shaking their hand.

Other human, animal and object sensors

We offer a number of sensors to detect motion and/or presence and/or proximity of humans, animals and objects in a space:

  • For a motion sensor with variety of sensitivity and output configuration options, view the MoveOn v1.8.
  • If you need a motion sensor of which the output changes each time any motion is detected so that it can be smoothed to give a signal that roughly represents the amount of activity, checkout the MoveOn v1.4.
  • A smaller version which output stays high while motion is detected and during a fixed length of time afterwards, try the MoveMiniOn.
  • Want to detect motion through walls ? See the MoveThruOn.
  • Need to detect presence as well as body temperature ? Try the HotSpot2D.
  • The Advance-645 detects the distance of a person in a 50 cone.
  • Need pin-point distance detection ? The ReachFar and its digital, laser-accurate cousin ReachFarD detect distance up to 4 m within a cone of a few degrees. The ReachClose and its digital, laser-accurate cousin ReachCloseD do the same but up to 2 m.
  • Setup perimeters with break-beams made from a SeeLaser-Red or the invisible SeeLaser-IR (or any of our SeeLaser products) and a Flash.
  • Place TapTile sensors on the floor to detect a person stepping or standing on it, and even get a measure of the exerted force.
  • To know exactly who is present, use the ReachID and let each visitor be detected through their RFID tag.

Technical specifications

Product TapTile sensor
Version 2.4 (July 2019)
Sensing parameter contact pressure, weight
Sensing method force sensitive resistor
Active area approx. 30 cm (12 inch) diameter circle
Range 45 to 1000 N (4.5 to 100 Kg, 10 to 227 lbs)
Output resistance more than 100 kOhm (at 0 N) to 200 Ohm (at 1000 N) in parallel with 47 kOhm
Calibration (force applied to center of tile)
N Kg lb Voltage (use 5 V power supply) 7-bit MIDI value (use 'no processing' editor preset)
0 0 0 0.00 0
400 40.0 90.8 1.02 26
600 60.0 136 4.02 102
800 80.0 182 4.92 125
1000 100 227 4.96 126
Power supply 1.0 to 10 V DC, 1 mA at 5 V
Sensor dimensions 30 x 30 x 2.3 cm (12 x 12 x 0.91 inch)
Weight 0.96 Kg (2.1 lbs), incl. cable
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch), shielded, red wire = power, uninsulated wire = ground, black wire = sensor output, maximum extension 30 m (98 ft)
Connector male plug with 3 pins in a row spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)
Software support

  1. Our SensePlay software is a very easy way to quickly map sensor data to (sequences of) sounds, images and videos using a drag & drop user interface.
  2. Our EditorX software allows you to configure the digitizer to process and map the sensor data of multiple sensors simultaneously.
  3. Our Link software allows you to receive the sensor data from the digitizer and use your computer to view, calibrate, record, process and map the sensor data of multiple sensors simultaneously.
  4. Our SensorX software allows you to receive the sensor data from the digitizer and use your computer to view, calibrate, record, process and map the data of a single sensor.

Application Notes The calibration table provides a ball park estimate. To obtain accurate measurements calibration is required for each TapTile individually due to e.g. differences in activation force. To offset activation force, apply layers of tape at the bottom until it touches the floor at rest.

This page was updated on Friday 23 August 2019.
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