Helsinki, November. 18th 2022 – Yacine Achiakh, co-founder &CEO of Wisear, the fast-growing deep tech company that built a neural interface for humans to seamlessly control their devices, showcased today the world’s first Neural Sensing Wireless Earphones on stage at Slush 2022.
Wisear has built an innovative neural interface: they use tiny electrodes to record the brain, eyes and facial activity, then their recently patented AI technology transforms these signals into intuitive controls thatlet the user take actions such as playing the music or answering a phone call without using their hands nor their voices. Wisear technology enables oureveryday devices to become natural extensions of our mind & intents in away that is faster, more private and more inclusive than ever.
Following the closing of their Seed Round earlier this year, Alain Sirois, CTO of Wisear and the R&D team have been heads down to miniaturize the already heavily optimized technology and make it robust to any user in any environment. “We now have two neural-based controls working with more than 98% accuracy. Our technology performs similarly or better than any button on your everyday earphones.” says Sirois.
“To develop this Wireless Earphones Demo Kit, we had to assess all the components and sensors on the market. The unique electronics architecture inside this device enables us to not only capture bio signals of high-quality but also run our heavily optimized machine learning algorithms on the edge. We are privacy first, no data leaves the device which separates us from most neurotechnology on the market today.” explains Camille Rougier, ex-Softbank Robotics and nowHead of Hardware of Wisear.
The small, black mate polished, wireless earphones Demo Kit reminds of an early generation sports earphones but packs the most advanced human-computer interface yet. According to Achiakh, a limited number of these Demo Kits are already available for purchase and can be ordered from Wisear website: https://www.wisear.io/wisearphones. This is the last development step before a fully miniaturized and mass-consumer ready version that will be developed in the coming months.
“Slush is where everything started for us. We did our first Pitch competition and signed our first client there. Three years later we are more than happy to beback on the speakers side this time.” concludes Achiakh
Wisear will allow the public to try its remarkable new brain-sensing wearable at CES 2023as part of the French Tech delegation in the Eureka Park at The Venetian in LasVegas from Jan. 5th to Jan. 8th. Press will have early access to personal demonstrations at CES Unveiled Las Vegas on Jan. 3.
Wisear (https://wisear.io) develops a product for DeviceMakers that want to satisfy their users’ need for high-speed, private, & inclusive controls. We are building the first neural interface that can be integrated into any wireless earphones or AR/VR headsets.
Here is a quick product explainer& below are demos proving they can already enable people to get voiceless and touchless control over their earphones & their AR/VR/XR headset.
Wisear was co-founded by Yacine Achiakh and Alain Sirois.
Achiakh, CEO of Wisear, graduated from ESSEC Business School (Paris) and scaled a few AI-based products from 0 to$100 million per year as a Product Manager at Criteo in San Francisco, then he decided to apply all his learnings to Wisear that he co-founded with Sirois in2019.
Sirois, graduated with a Master in Neurotechnology from the Imperial College in London and a Bachelor in Computer Sciences from Supélec, then he worked for 5 years at Criteo in Paris & San Francisco where he led a team of Data Scientists.After successfully developing some of the now most used assets at Criteo with Achiakh, he realized he wanted to use his expertise for the greater good.Sirois has always loved cracking extremely complicated problems and, leading the team of engineers & scientists at Wisear, he's already pushed the boundaries of miniaturization & optimization of neural interfaces to enable people to get high-speed, private & inclusive control over the digital world.