Google Glass has the potential to be a revolutionary product in wearable tech and potentially the next step in personal computing when it eventually reaches the hands of consumers. A Californian start-up, Telepathy plans to be right there with Google when this becomes a reality.
The company just raised $5 million toward its own wearable tech solution that differs considerably from that of Google’s.
Dubbed Telepathy One, the futuristic-looking wearable technology device wraps around the back of a user’s head and includes built-in headphones and a screen for visuals. While Google Glass looks like a futuristic pair of glasses, Telepathy One has a more minimal design that won’t physically touch the user’s face. The product aims to be developer-friendly, and programmers will be able to create applications starting this fall.
With this round of funding, Telepathy intend on hiring application developers, server software developers and communication firmware developers. The start-up also announced it has brought on Kinoma Software Platform vice president Peter Hoddie as an adviser.
“The initial response to our Telepathy One prototype has been astounding,”
Telepathy CEO Takahito Iguchi recently said in a press release.
Telepathy plans to launch the Telepathy One in 2014, the same year Google plans on releasing the Glass for everyday consumers.
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