TuringSense, a Santa Clara, CA-based developer of intelligent wearables technology, closed a $3.0M pre-Series A round of funding.
The round was led by venture capital firm Ideosource, with participation from new investors The Core Group and Fenox Venture Capital.
The company, which has raised $6.0m to-date, intends to use the funds to to expand its mass market offerings for its innovative PIVOT line of intelligent wearable products.
Led by Joe Chamdani, CEO & co-founder, TuringSense is pioneering wearables, developed under the PIVOT brand, which will be able to track the full range of a consumer’s body movement but also make live recommendations to improve performance.
PIVOT Tennis, the company’s first consumer offering which uses biomechanics, sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow tennis players of any ability to perfect their strokes or learn new ones, is expected to be available for general sale in Q3.
In addition, TuringSense’s platform for partners who want to build their own applications on top of PIVOT technology will be commercially available in Q2.
The PIVOT technology is built around both capture of 3D biomechanical data of a user’s movement and creation of a “motion library” of reference motions describing optimal movement. The company’s key intellectual property includes:
– improving latency and reliability of wireless transfer of body position data,
– reducing the bandwidth usage, power consumption, and cost of data transfer,
– kinematic modeling to minimize the number of sensors required,
– support for multiple reference motions per activity, and
– scalable cloud framework to support millions of users in real time.