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!

The Team

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

Advisory Board

We are very happy to have an advisory board with a lot of expertise and experience.

Klas Magnusson Senior Business Developer, The Innovation Office, Stockholm University

Jonas Angleflod Head of SME Business Nordics, UC

Patrik von Bergen CMO, Tobii Tech

Åsa Holmström Interim Executive Manager

Sven Hammar Founder, Apica Systems

Patrik Merup Former Head of Development and Sales, SEB

Torsten Allqvie Former Acting Head of Banking Sweden, Nordea