A couple of years ago Peter Idestam-Almquist read about the products BrainPort and North Sense, and got inspired. These products show that we can use our sense of touch as a channel to send information to our brains. Then Peter wanted a “smartwatch” without a face, display or speaker that only send information through vibrotactile stimulation of the skin. He was looking for such a device, but couldn’t find anyone. Therefore in 2017 he, together with his nephew Ante Larsson, built some prototypes themselves. They found that it was surprisingly easy to decode messages given as vibrations in Morse code. In 2018 they started Xtactor to make their “smartwatch” available to everyone.
This summer (2019), we will have a crowdfunding campaign for Xtactor smart wristband. Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed about the event!
We have backgrounds from Stockholm University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).