About the Project
Thieab’s “Tactile Communicating Bracelet,” or ‘Feelix,’ is well in tune with wearable technologies. The device communicates information to the user via electro-tactile pads on the user’s arm and is paired to a mobile phone. Thieab hopes to add an extra layer to the multimedia by adding a sense of touch to the experience. He envisions many applications for his project, including use in navigation, fitness, gaming, interpersonal communication, etc. As an open-platform device, the possibilities for Feelix are limitless - anyone with a good idea and programming skills can design software for it.
Thieab today ?
After finishing in fourth place in SOS Season 6, Thieab Al Dossary has invested time, energy and money into developing Feelix into a viable product. He’s relentlessly raising funds and participating in innovation competitions - anything to generate excitement about Feelix.
In 2016, Thieab successfully secured funding from Challenge 2022, an innovation and entrepreneurship contest held in Qatar. By reinvesting his winnings from Stars of Science and Challenge 2022 into Feelix, the resourceful Bahraini has created a new and improved prototype. He has also obtained an issued patent for his design and innovation from the US. Patent office.
Encouraged by positive feedback from the international competition and conference circuit, Thieab created two derivative products – the Feelix Arm and Feelix Palm. And since leaving SOS, the wearable device created on the program has been through a number of redesigns and developments including building a small team of cofounders.
Having conducted some research and exploring the possibilities the product can deliver Thieab and the Feelix team have decided to focus their efforts on tailoring the Feelix Arm to the wearable fitness device market before extending it further to other markets.
Thieab in the media
Feelix featured in STEPfeed:
Thieab Al Dossary a winner of Challenge 22: