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Setting sights on turning hands into keyboards

Tap Systems' foam strap translates finger taps into letters, numbers

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TAKING ON SIRI: Mr Poliakine (left) and Mr Schick demonstrating the Tap strap at its office in Neve Ilan, Israel, on Sunday. Mr Poliakine said the strap is an alternative to voice-based systems such as Apple's Siri.

Jerusalem

WITH estimates suggesting the global market for wearable tech will surpass US$30 billion by 2020, significant prizes await those who can crack "the next big thing".

Ran Poliakine, best known for founding Powermat Technologies Inc to eliminate the world's dependence on