FEEL LOVE

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WE ALL NEED TOUCH

Touch is key to human behavior. We use it to share our feelings with others and to enhance the things we say and gesture, but in a globalized world many of us are left longing for the feeling of closeness. Our solution offers a relief for people hungry for touch by making it possible to caress your loved ones over the distance.

 

iXu – for people who cannot be together as much as they want, and long for that emotional attachment that a simple touch can bring.

OUR SOLUTION

iXu brings a touch of love to mobile communication

A simple touch can add emotional experience, closeness, depth and value to present mobile communication in a totally new way.

How our solution works

1

Think about your loved one.

2

Use the iXu App or the iXu Bear
to send a touch.

3

The iXu Bear will caress
your loved one.

OUR BLOG

Posts
16/04/2019

Embracing technology

A message wishing me a good morning. A cat video shared with me on Instagram. A shaky video of a pair of sneakers flying on a running track. A voice…
Posts
26/03/2019

Longing for belonging

“To belong is a fundamental human need” - Baumeister and Leary (1995) I came across an article way back from the nineties arguing that we all have a fundamental need…
Posts
26/03/2019

Coping with the distance

Telling people that you are in a long-distance relationship – let me tell ya, not my favorite thing. All those well-meaning sorry and sympathetic looks you get as a response…

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

We strive to bring joyful moments and happiness to people’s lives – with a touch of love.

Join our community for weekly blogs, active Facebook discussions around the topic, and help us to bring the element of touch to every relationship, no matter what the distance.

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OUR STORY

Founded on an ambitious goal and a big heart.

In 2014, Jussi Tuovinen, an award-winning engineer and scientist, found himself in a long-distance relationship. While he was working in Dublin, Ireland, his family lived in Espoo, Finland.

Despite the variety of options of staying in touch with her wife, Jussi noticed he was still missing something. The feeling of true closeness just wasn’t fully deliverable through mere words and seeing each other on screen.

Jussi saw this as a challenge: where there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Jussi together with his co-founder, Kai, went on to research different types of technical solutions and human psychology to create a humane real-life experience of touch that can be sent over distance.

So began the story of JoyHaptics in 2015. To this day, Jussi and Kai have been perfecting the product to convey a true experience of caress and closeness. The product launch is approaching and we’re ready for the next big step in mobile communication. Are you?

OUR TEAM

Jussi Tuovinen
PhD, CEO & Co-founder

Lead 40 M€ annual R&D&I work for 5 years, and chaired 4000 people multinational innovation collaboration for smart systems and nanotec.

Kai Martesuo
BSc, Product development, Co-founder

Commercialized the world first talking dive-computer for global markets. Serial entrepreneur.

Minttu Palsola
Community Gardener

Finalizing MSSc in Social Psychology. First-hand experience in a long-distance relationship.

Nina Ignatius
Branding

Over 15 years of worldwide branding experience. Forbes Winner: 40 Women To Watch Over 40.

Tapani Jokinen
Strategic Design Mentor

Internationally recognized Strategic & Ecodesign expert with 25 years of experience, bringing success in commercial products like most loved Nokia 3310.

Jenni Savander
Textile designer

Experienced fashion and design professional.

OUR ADVISORS

Ajay Prabhu 
Advisor

PhD, COO of Quest Global, India/Singapore Grew a company from 200 to 10 000 employees, and achieved over 25% revenue growth while maintaining the company’s position as one of the most profitable in the industry.

Joy Laskar
Advisor

PhD, serial entrepreneur, ?? of San Francisco. Has achieved more than $1B economic impact with wireless solutions.

Ilkka Hämäläinen
Advisor

PhD in Innovation and Growth, MSc (Economics), BSc (Tech) Serial entrepreneur and innovation consultant. Founder and partner of over 30 companies.

LET’S GET IN TOUCH!

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Joyhaptics Ltd.
Haukilahdenkatu 4, 00550 Helsinki, Finland

Email
info@joyhaptics.com

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