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 vibro-tactile 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.
Our crowdfunding is now alive!
We have backgrounds from Stockholm University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
Peter Idestam-Almquist Founder and CEO
Ante Larsson Co-founder and Hardware Developer
Tobias Beck Crowdfunding Manager
Daniel Fors Software Developer
Andreas Berg Software Developer
Kristina Elmgren Software Developer
Johanna Jennekvist Software Developer
Jonas Lythell Photo and Video Director
We are very happy to have an advisory board with a lot of expertise and experience.