Looxid Labs, the only Korean startup to represent at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2017


On September 19th, Looxid Labs(룩시드랩스) presented a VR-backed emotion recognition system using eye-brain interface at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2017 in San Francisco.

‘TechCrunch Disrupt’ is one of the largest annual start-up conferences in the US. Held by TechCrunch, a leading technology media company, the event was attended by more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, investors and tech aficionados. “Startup Battlefield” was the flagship event of the conference: it is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition where early-stage startups compete for a $50,000 prize with the added benefit of PR exposure to reputable investors and media companies.

Looxid Labs, a Korean VR start-up with an emotion recognition system, was the only Korean company that was featured among 23 top early stage startups pitching to top judges in front of a vast live audience.

Looxid Labs showcased its system in the ‘Battlefield’ Pavilion at Startup Alley, TechCrunch’s exhibition, for three days. Its emotional recognition system consists of three components: ‘VR headset-mounted EEG sensor and eye tracking camera’ (hardware), ‘Machine learning algorithm’ and ‘Scalable API’ (software).

LooxidVR, Looxid Labs’ hardware product, is equipped with two eye-tracking cameras and six EEG sensors, which are detachable and compatible with a typical VR headset such as HTC Vibe. Looxid’s representatives showcased the emotion recognition process that measures the EEG, eye and pupil information of LooxidVR wearer.

“We are very excited to have been able to showcase our technology in 2017 TechCrunch Disrupts in San Francisco, where we represented the Korean start-up for the first time in 10 years. We will do our best to promote our technology and gain greater mindshare” said Young-Wook Chae, the CEO of Looxid Labs.

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