The wearable hardware company creating high-speed human-computer interfaces, Ixana, has closed a $3 million seed funding round. Samsung Next, Uncorrelated Ventures, Hack VC, Evonexus, and Paradigm Shift participated in the funding round.
In January 2023, Ixana will give a sneak peek of its first chip-based reference hardware at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). To create wire-free augmented reality (AR) experiences with all-day battery life and real-time AI intelligence pertinent to what the user is looking at, the company claims it has a distinct advantage thanks to its chip.
Ixana stated that over the past few years, businesses worldwide have invested billions of dollars in developing augmented reality (AR) headsets that are both powerful and appropriate for everyday usage. According to the company, technical difficulties like thermal budget and battery consumption have delayed the deployment of an all-day productivity companion with real-time AI and an always-on camera.
“Ixana is challenging these wearable hardware limitations with a breakthrough silicon chip that makes high-speed human-computer interfaces such as all-day wearable AR possible,” said Shreyas Sen, Ixana’s Chief Technology Officer and a Chair Associate Professor at Purdue University.
The company’s technology leverages wire-free distributed computing, enabling its low-power AR headset to last a full day on a single charge with an always-on front-facing camera. It can detect what the user sees, a process that information, and provide real-time feedback.
Ixana’s team comprises more than fifteen alums from Intel, Silicon Labs, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and other companies of such caliber. It is currently testing the developer hardware and expects to ship it by early 2023.
The company will showcase its tech at booth #61305 at CES next month. It will enable attendees to experience its novel AR headset technology. Ixana states that the revolutionary tech “holds the promise of catalyzing the looming wearable revolution.
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