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TOUCH OVER DISTANCE

THE WORLD´S FIRST DESIGNER TEDDY BEAR THAT MIRRORS TOUCH OVER 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 is huggable teddy bear which mirrors touch over distance

iXu bear mirrors your loved one´s hand movement with its arm to give the feeling of a caress while transmitting your touch anywhere in the world to the person you miss in return.

The iXu app

Using iXu app you and the touch screen you can send a mirrored touch to your loved ones iXu bear. Alternatively you can send a recorded touch to be received later. This feature is very useful over different time zone communication. You can also chat with iXu app. Later new features are added to the iXu app.

The iXu app

Using iXu app you and the touch screen you can send a mirrored touch to your loved one´s iXu bear. Alternatively you can send a recorded touch to be received later. This feature is very useful over different time zone communication. You can also chat with iXu app. Later new features are added to the iXu app.

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

News
16/05/2019

JoyHaptics chosen to the Future Health and Wellbeing Growth Track in Kasvu Open

JoyHaptics was one of the twenty companies that were selected for the Future Health and Wellbeing Growth Track out of 68 high-level applicants.  The companies represent a wide spectrum of innovations…
NewsPosts
03/05/2019

Skin that longs to be touched

A summary of a news article on the importance of touch by Emmi-Liia Sjöholm, published in Helsingin Sanomat on May 1st, 2019. Original article here (in Finnish). Over 200 people…
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…

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

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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.

Vesa Aaltonen
Global Accounts

Entrepreneurship from idea to exit. Long experience on international sales and partner management.

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!

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Joyhaptics Ltd.
Haukilahdenkatu 4, 00550 Helsinki, Finland

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info@joyhaptics.com

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