Be a testpilot for xBand with EMG

Do you live in Sweden and have a visual impairment or a combined visual and hearing impairment? We at xTactor are now looking for individuals who want to participate in testing an exciting new technology for text input.

Our wristband, xBand, translates mobile notifications into vibration patterns on the wrist and also functions as a clock by vibrating the time. With xBand, you can receive notifications such as text messages and calendar reminders without the need to look at or listen to your phone. By using the buttons on the wristband, you can control various functions and soon even write text. Users with visual impairments who currently use xBand appreciate its ability to provide them with access to important information through discreet vibrations, without needing to rely on visual or auditory information from their mobile phones.

As one of the winners of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's Innovation Competition 2023, we have received funding to further develop xBand with a new input technology that detects muscle tension in the fingers. The technology is called electromyography or EMG, and it means that the wristband will be able to sense your finger movements. You will be able to write text messages and execute commands such as setting alarms and timers by making simple finger movements with just one hand, without using buttons or picking up your phone.

We are currently seeking participants for our user tests, where you will have the opportunity to test xBand and the EMG technology in practice. The tests are conducted in groups and take about 4 hours, where we go through and test various features of xBand. We provide lunch and refreshments during the tests.

For those who are interested, there is also the opportunity to try xBand with the EMG solution at home for a longer period.

If you are interested in participating in the tests, you can fill out the contact form below. Write in the message box that you are interested in participating in the user tests and provide information about your location in Sweden. We will then contact you with more information and details about the tests.

You can also contact us via email at or by phone at +46 70 014 58 63.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you as part of our testing program!

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