Imagine putting on a wristband, typing in midair, and a nearby computer transcribes everything by instantly reading the movements of your hand. Port 6, a startup based in Espoo, Finland, is developing such a wearable and its corresponding software to build ‘the future of human computer interaction’. The Nordic company just raised €1 million in a seed round led by investment fund Superangel, with participation from Superhero Capital, Charlotta Björnberg-Paul, and the founders of Pipedrive: Urmas Purde, Timo Rein and Peep Vain.
Using AI and biometrics-based technologies, Port 6 believes its product expands the possibilities for creativity and interaction in augmented and virtual realities. The first prototype enables typing, gaming, playing musical instruments, creating artwork, controlling an operating system, and other use cases with only a wristband. The team, which consists of research scientists, electrical engineers, data scientists and designers, aims to build Europe’s largest ‘interaction laboratory’ to support it.