iXu – the world’s first designer teddy bear that mirrors touch over distance.
iXu is for people who cannot be together as much as they want, and long for that emotional attachment that a simple touch can bring.
Who is iXu for?
iXu strengthens the social and emotional bonds that only a touch can bring
into long-distance love-relationships.
Touch plays an important part in a child’s development. iXu ensures that the element of physical closeness is there even during the most hectic travel schedules.
iXu helps to build a strong bond between an out-of-state grandparents and their grandchildren as well as to alleviate the feeling of longing. iXu is intuitive to use also for the elderly.
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.
How our solution works
Think about your loved one.
Use the iXu App or the iXu Bear
to send a touch.
The iXu Bear will caress
your loved one.
Our solution overview
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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 his wife, Jussi noticed he was still missing something. The feeling of true closeness just was not fully deliverable through mere words and seeing each other on screen.
Jussi saw this as a challenge: where there is a problem, there is 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 are ready for the next big step in mobile communication. Are you?
The Science behind JoyHaptics
We all need touch – How science and technology are helping long-distance relationships and beyond
Humans have a fundamental psychological, physical and social need to touch and to be touched by another person.
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.
BSc, Product development, Co-founder
Commercialized the world first talking dive-computer for global markets. Serial entrepreneur.
Over 15 years of worldwide branding experience. Forbes Winner: 40 Women To Watch Over 40.
Strategic Design Mentor
Internationally recognized Strategic & Ecodesign expert with 25 years of experience, bringing success in commercial products like most loved Nokia 3310.
Entrepreneurship from idea to exit. Long experience on international sales and partner management.
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.
PhD, serial entrepreneur, ?? of San Francisco. Has achieved more than $1B economic impact with wireless solutions.
PhD in Innovation and Growth, MSc (Economics), BSc (Tech) Serial entrepreneur and innovation consultant. Founder and partner of over 30 companies.
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