To simplify technology so that people of all abilities are able to interact with the world on their own terms.
Xogo is a hardware and software platform that enables users to interact with consumer technology in ways that works for them. Independent of brand and function, personal input devices can be adapted to generate tailored controls for gaming consoles, media devices, smart homes, toys, and more.
This allows people with disabilities to use assistive devices or standard USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, and 3.5mm jack devices to connect to standard consumer technology in ways that were previously inaccessible due to physical limitations. Converting a wheelchair joystick into a controller for a TV might not be a typical user interface, but solutions like these drastically change the lives of our users.
Independent of their brand and function, Xogo can use all forms of technology together in the way that best fits every user’s lifestyle and needs. This helps us reach a broad range of users:
- People with disabilities who aren’t able to use technology to its fullest capacity because of physical or other limitations
- Our parents and grandparents who may be confused because of a lack of tech familiarity
- The rest of us who are busy people who are fed up with a confusing array of ecosystems that don’t allow us to use devices easily or properly because of incompatibilities and poor user experiences
A USER'S STORY
Bradley is an eleven-year-old kid who not only faces the common challenges of middle school, but also manages the physical limitations of cerebral palsy. He maintains a social circle, tackles hard math problems, and is trying to ﬁgure out who he wants to be. Playing video games and using technology shouldn’t be yet another challenge.
Bradley’s family gave him his Xogo as a Christmas present. Right now, Bradley uses his Xogo to play video games with his twin sister on a level playing ﬁeld. As he grows up, Xogo will be there to foster his growing independence. He’ll be able to use it to ﬂip through channels on the TV, surf the web, and maybe even buy a suit on the internet for his first job interview!
|September 4, 2019||Comcast - A video about Xogo integration in Comcast's X1 platform|
|August 22, 2019||Startup of the Year - Finalist for the 2019 competition|
|May 30, 2019||GIST - Finalist for GIST Catalyst at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit|
|February 21, 2019||Nashua Telegraph - A Celebration of Innovation|
|February 12, 2019||New Hampshire Magazine - Flatley Challenge Winner|
|February 13, 2018||Killer Innovations - Interview With Former HP CTO Phil McKinney|
|October 11, 2017||PR Newswire - Extreme Tech Challenge Top 25 Announcement|
|August 08, 2017||Multi Channel News - CableLabs announces their top four startups|
|June 02, 2017||Shreveport Times - Louisiana Startup Prize 2017|
|June 01, 2017||Microsoft - A video about our partnership|
|May 24, 2017||Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bansen Labs technology overview|
|Mar 22, 2017||CTA Foundation - CES on the Hill Congressional Presentation|
|Feb 7, 2017||Multi Channel News - Xogo Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase|
|Jan 27, 2017||Pitt EDU Healthtech - Bansen Labs wins UPMC National Innovation Contest|
|Nov 29, 2016||Business Wire - CTA Foundation Announces CES Eureka Park Winners|
|Aug 21, 2016||USA Today - Bansen Labs wins 2016 Louisiana Startup Prize|
|May 24, 2016||IndiaNewEngland - MassChallenge unveils 128 startup finalists|
|Oct 26, 2015||Next Pittsburgh - Bansen Labs making gaming accessible|
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Comcast Startup In Residence - 2019
Startup of the Year - Finalist, 2019
Gist Catalyst at GES - Finalist, 2019
Flatley Challenge - Winner, 2019
Extreme Tech Challenge - Finalist, 2018
CES on the Hill - Presenter, 2017
Eureka Park Accessibility Contest at CES - Award Winner, 2017
CableLabs Innovation Showcase - Winner, 2017
UPMC National Innovation Contest - Winner, 2017
Louisiana Startup Prize Winner - Grand Prize Winner, 2016
MassChallenge - Finalist, 2016
AlphaLab Accelerator Program - Class of 2016