Vectis was conceived by Alternate Devices' founder after a life-altering injury left him with a limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse. The Vectis was developed to be an easy-to-use, dynamic input peripheral that enables fast interaction with modern user interfaces.
Access to music is not universal - while music is a vital part of education and therapy, many people do not have the ability to engage in the art. The Vectis provides an accessible way to create music.
Like many innovations borne of an accessibility need, the Vectis has applications beyond the AT space. As a device that talks MIDI and OSC, it finds use among artists who create music using the latest electronics.