Meet the founders and the team behind Xtactor.
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 display, or speaker that only send information through vibrotactile stimulation of the skin. He was looking for such a device, but couldn’t find any. Therefore, he built some prototypes himself together with his nephew Ante Larsson. 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.
We have backgrounds from Stockholm University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).