Founded: 2020 | Employees: 5 full-time and 1 part-time
Product or service: Personal emergency safety response wearable devices and technologies that use AI and machine learning to detect, predict and protect against hazards.
Hartland-based Wearable Technologies Inc. aims to disrupt the wearable technology market by providing a way to protect loved ones from preventable accidents. After losing his 2-year-old daughter in a tragic accident, Deepak Arora, founder and CEO of Wearable Technologies, started looking at the number of lives lost every day. The company has since developed wearable devices that use artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect, predict and protect against hazards.
What need are you addressing with your product/company? Is that the same as when you started or has it changed over time?
Deepak Arora: “We are dealing with a problem where countless lives are lost every year due to preventable accidents. There have been a number of attempts to fix the problem, but none have come close to a completely innovative way to solve this problem.”
What are the next key steps in the development of your company and/or your product?
“We are currently in the beta phase and are looking to partner with a number of pilots or beta sites for our technology. The idea is to gather valuable feedback from these users and improve our offering before we launch it into the market.”
What was your mindset when overcoming setbacks?
“I tend to see failures as opportunities to improve, whether it’s being rejected by an investor or having challenges to make our technology work the way we want. The mindset is simple: keep calm and keep improving. There will always be failures along the way, but as long as we keep our eyes on the prize , we are most likely to reach the successful side.”