Harnessing the Power of the Human Body
Founded in 2016 by Ang and Cipoletta, Pison Technology was originally intended to assist those affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that targets the nervous system by breaking down nerve cells, ultimately degrading physical functions like movement, speaking, and, in extreme cases, the ability to breathe. The startup business develops a watch-like wearable device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to interpret electrical signals that describe movement.
The technology designed by the AI startup company sports a wide range of applications. For example, the technology can be used to interact with digital screens by just thinking of performing a gesture or to allow users to control robots remotely with just their thoughts or gestures. Furthermore, the startup business uses the information gathered by its devices to create actionable insights which provide intelligence regarding the user’s health and mental state. Pison Technology has already partnered with tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung to implement its hands-free control platform.
"Pison's early success at harnessing neuromuscular sensing capabilities is breathtaking,” said Jim Hunt, Partner at Lavrock Ventures. “In keeping with our focus on deep tech and companies that can find success with commercial requirements, Pison is a perfect fit.”
Joining AI and Biopotential Technology
The startup company offers a unique platform with great potential for expansion into many industries. Market research projects the global AI market to reach over $266 billion by 2027. Not only does the startup company offer solutions for those impacted by neurodegenerative diseases, but the technology from the biopotential business will likely continue to enhance control schemes for companies and partners in the rapidly developing robotics industry.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.