Asher Dahan (Wearable Devices) on a New Approach to Gesture Input for Smartglasses

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The Guest

Asher Dahan is the CEO and co-founder of Wearable Devices, where they seek to transform how humans communicate to smart devices, such as smartwatches and smartglasses, by making the interface as natural and intuitive as normal human interaction.

Prior to Wearable Devices, Asher managed teams at Intel R&D facility in Israel, where they defined the USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 protocols.

Asher is a hardware geek and holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering. He’s also an experienced manager and team leader with hands-on expertise in setting up new laboratories and hiring talent as well as planning and managing high risk projects.

At Wearable Devices, Asher and his team have created a new type of gesture-based controller, called Mudra, that is worn around the wrist and senses hand and finger movement.

The Conversation

In this conversation, Asher and I explore the history around using our hands to communicate to computers. We go on talk about some of the challenges of current gesture-based input approaches for smartglasses and really dig into the Mudra device: how it works, the impact it could have, and how you can get your hands on one.

The Request

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Jason McDowallUX