The founder of help2type, Marcel Roesch, is almost blind himself. If he wants to answer messages in the morning, he misses the train. Marcel is too slow with touch keyboards. Yes, there is the dictation function. But who wants to dictate business or romantic messages in public?
He has therefore developed a solution to this problem. The goal was a compact haptic keyboard that could be attached to a smartphone and with which he could type just as fast as sighted people. He presented his project to his employer, Swisscom. Swisscom maintains a support program for good ideas and supported Marcel's project. help2type was born. Through this program Marcel got to know the company Creaholic SA in Biel. They invested in services at their own risk and created a prototype from Marcel's ideas. The prototype proved that the idea works, but needs to be improved. But unfortunately the budget was already used up.
During an educational trip to Shenzhen China, Marcel met the CEO of Trigiants, Jack Lee, through the contacts of a translator. Trigiants produces mobile phones for senior citizens. Jack Lee announced that his company would like to support help2type. So Trigiants became the production company. Over the summer, during various amusing situations - such as working in swimming trunks on a campsite in Tenero - investors were found and inspired. With the new funds, money from Marcel himself and again own risk from Creaholic SA, the whole research, development and design was able to be implemented in Switzerland.
Over months, many, many small cogs have been spinning and thus made Marcel's dream come true. Countless good-hearted people have contributed to the creation of help2type. Quality, simplicity and feeling alive will soon be achievable.
help2type is a company registered in the commercial register in 2019.
Marcel's professional path can be found on www.linkedin.com/in/marcelroesch.