Two main newspapers/magazines in Finland wrote nice articles about iXu

Näin toimii suomalainen älynalle, joka “siirtää” ihmisen kosketuksen toiselle puolelle maailmaa

Espoossa toimiva suomalainen JoyHaptics Oy on kehittänyt mobiilikäyttöisen ”älynallen”, jolla voi välittää kosketuksen ihmiseltä toiselle langattomasti vaikka toiseen maahan.

Tietoverkkoon kytkeytyvän ja kosketustiedon välittävän iXu-älynallen toiminta perustuu erikoisvalmisteisiin antureihin sekä elektroniikkaan.

”Kyseessä on iXu-niminen älynalle, joka siirtää nallea koskettavan ihmisen kosketuksen toiseen samanlaiseen nalleen matkapuhelimen Bluetoothin kautta toimivalla sovelluksella. Jos siis esimerkiksi Suomessa oleva ihminen silittää kädellään nallea, tuntee vastaanottaja nallen käden liikkeen omalla ihollaan vaikkapa Australiassa asti”, kertoo yhtiön toimitusjohtaja Jussi Tuovinen lehdistötiedotteessa.

Suoran kosketusyhteyden lisäksi kosketuksen voi tallentaa ja lähettää toiselle.

TOISEN IHMISEN kosketuksen on tieteellisesti todettu olevan hyvin tärkeä osa yleisen hyvinvoinnin ylläpitoa.

iXun on tarkoitus mahdollistaa läheisen ihmisen kosketus myös etänä.”iXu-nalle sopii esimerkiksi etäsuhteessa oleville pariskunnille, matkustaville vanhemmille tai vaikkapa kaukana asuville isovanhemmille, jotka haluavat muistaa etäkosketuksellaan lapsenlapsiaan”, Tuovinen listaa tiedotteessa.

”Lisäksi iXu soveltuu erittäin hyvin autistisille lapsille sekä muun muassa Alzheimer-potilaille, joiden osalta on saatu runsaasti positiivisia palautteita”, Tuovinen lisäsi.

Älynallen tuotantoon kerätään Kickstarter-joukkorahoituspalvelussa parhaillaan varoja.


iXu awarded 2nd place at Kasvu Open


Jussi and Kai were all smiles after being awarded the second place along with an honorary mention on the Future Health and Wellbeing track at the Kasvu Open event. iXu received a lot of attention and was praised for being a truly unique solution for an extremely important global issue. And on top of that, iXu was unanimously determined cute and cuddly!


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 ranging from health and wellbeing solutions to drug development, occupational welfare and diagnostics. The 20 growth-seeking companies selected for the Future Health and Wellbeing Growth Track share a mission to improve human health, increase wellbeing, and genuinely improve the world. 

For more information, see the press release by Kasvu Open.

Kasvu Open is the largest project for sparring eager-to-grow companies with growth experts in Finland.


The next big thing in communication – remote touch

Welcome to EIT Digital’s second Lunch Talk for 2017. Lunch will be served 11:45:ish.

Get a preview of next events at https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenInnovationHouse/events

Topic: The Next Big Thing in Communication – Remote Touch
Speaker: Jussi Tuovinen from JoyHaptics
Time: Noon 8 February (Lunch served at 11:45)
Location: EIT Digital Open Innovation House, 2nd Floor Live streaming to Eindhoven, Berlin, Trento, and Stockholm Nodes

Remote touch will be the next big step in human communication after our present audiovisual tools for communication. JoyHaptics is a startup developing a new exciting emotional communication device and solution based on remote touch between people. The digital world and Virtual Reality will be important application areas for our solution.

Jussi Tuovinen, D.Sc. (Tech) has extensive experience in globally leading Research and Technology Organizations (RTO), business development, and innovation management in the area of micro- and nanotechnology, smart systems, sensing, space instruments, advanced materials, and bioengineering. He has renewed operations and build several new competitive initiatives in multi-disciplinary and international environments. Dr. Tuovinen has extensive international work experience in CEO & VP level. In total, he has spent over seven years in several European countries and US. More specifically, he was Executive Director, CRANN & AMBER, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, Vice President, R&D, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006-2013 and Visiting Vice President, CEA LETI, France, 2010-11. As the Laboratory Director he built from scratch the Millimetre Wave Laboratory of Finland & European Space Agency (ESA) Centre of Excellence, 1996-2004. For over six years, in 1999-2006, he was also Research Professor in millimeter wave technology at VTT. He has large experience in international professional alliances, networks, associations, building ecosystems, and working together with industry in different leading roles. He has over 220 scientific publications and several patents. Since 2015, he has been CEO and Co-Founder of Joyhaptics Ltd focused on remote touch between people.


The JoyHaptics team is actively present in the very hot event SLUSH16, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2016, Helsinki, Finland.

Drop us a message and we will tell you more about our exciting approach for the emotional communication based on a remote touch device!

JoyHaptics in Silicon Valley

JoyHaptics’ CEO Jussi Tuovinen will have an extensive tour in Silicon Valley to meet investors and key collaborators during Sept 10-21, 2016.

Please be free to contact him to have a chat about our exciting touch-based communication solution.

StartMeUp competition win

JoyHaptics was awarded “The Best Business Idea Based on Research“ –prize of 2000 euros in the Start Me Up business idea competition in May 12, 2016, Joensuu, Finland. This competition was organized by the Joensuu Science Park. Start Me Up competition has grown into a national phenomenon being held for the 15th time and having a record-breaking 269 business ideas submitted for the competition.

See JoyHaptics’ Winning Business Idea in the Start Me Up -competition


High science meets business

JoyHaptics CEO Dr. Jussi Tuovinen was elected to become member of the European Academy of Sciences and Art.

The European Academy of Sciences and Arts is one of the biggest “Think Tanks” in Europe and connects over 1700 scientists, worldwide, among them 32 Nobel Prize winners.

As an “independent knowledge pool” the Academy aims to discuss current issues across different academic fields and cultures as well as promoting transnational dialog for the good of those living and working in Europe.

Basically, the Academy focuses on three areas: The development of knowledge, the dissemination of scientific information, and the implementation of international projects.