October 11, 2016

16Lab Welcomes Two New Members to the Advisory Board

Kamakura, Japan — October 11, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of OZON™ – a platform for ultra-small wearable devices – welcomes two new members to the newly established advisory board. The former chairman of BULGARI Japan and the former head of Intel Capital Japan graciously accepted our offer.

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September 12, 2016

16Lab to Unveil Ultra-small All-in-one IoT Module

Kamakura, Japan — September 12, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of an ultra-small wearable ring device, OZON™, announced the release of a new IoT module, “OZON™ Blue Match,” for third-party IoT developers. 16Lab has succeeded in reducing the form factor by approximately 40% in this model compared with what we have designed a year earlier. It is the world’s smallest all-in-one type module with 6.4mm x 9.5mm x 1.7mm size (claim based on our own investigation).

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May 12, 2016

16Lab Demonstrated at Sony’s Wearable World Congress booth

Kamakura, Japan — May 12, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of an ultra-small wearable device OZON™, announced that it has successfully conducted a demo at Sony’s Wearable World Congress booth in Santa Clara, California. Following to a demo at Sony’s SXSW special booth in March, the demo in Santa Clara was conducted as a part of Sony’s “Future Lab Program for Developers.” In the demo, the device was used as a controller for Sony’s new concept prototype. 

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March 24, 2016

16Lab Raises Extended Seed Round to Accelerate Development

Kamakura, Japan — March 24, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of an ultra-small wearable device OZON™, today announced that it has closed the 2nd round of extended seed funding from an individual investor. The details are confidential.

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March 18, 2016

16Lab Demonstration at Sony’s SXSW special booth

Kamakura, Japan — March 18, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of an ultra-small wearable device OZON™, announced that it has been selected as part of Sony’s “Future Lab Program” and demonstrated a demo at their SXSW special booth in Austin, Texas. In the demo, the device was used as a controller for Sony’s new concept prototype. 

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October 6, 2015

16Lab to Unveil New Ring-like wearable computing device

A wearable device maker and software developer, 16Lab, today announces the release of a new model of OZONTM (pronounced, ōzōn), a personal computing ring-device.

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November 26, 2014

16Lab Raises Seed Round to Accelerate Development

Kamakura, Japan ‒ November 26, 2014 ‒ 16Lab, developer of wearable device OZON™, today announced that it has closed a round of seed funding from “GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership” managed by Global Brain Corporation. In advance of this, the company has converted from 16Lab LLC to 16Lab Inc.

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October 24, 2014

Announcing OZON™ ‒ A New Personal Computing Device with Useful Functionality and Superior Reliability.

OCTOBER 24, 2014 ‒16Lab, a wearable device maker and software developer based in Kamakura, Japan,
announces the release of OZON™ (pronounced, ōzōn), a personal computing ring-device. OZON™ is worn as a ring and, through gestures, controls PCs, smartphones, tablets, cameras, televisions, lighting fixtures, and potential for several other electrical appliances. In addition, OZON™ functions as a contactless key for entry into and locking homes and offices and, potentially, an electric-wallet for payment transactions on the go.

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September 17, 2014

16Lab to Unveil Ring-like wearable computing device

KAMAKURA, Japan — September 17, 2014 — 16Lab today announced to unveil a working prototype of a Ring-like wearable computing device exclusively at an invitation-only event in Tokyo. 16Lab is developing a wearable computing device as a platform in order to make users’ lives more convenient, focusing on intuitive solutions which can capitalize on the strengths of wearable devices. There are a variety of users’ daily actions which can be supported by computers without the need of a display and a well thought-out software portfolio that will lead users to use the ring device all day long. It can be used as a gesture controller, an alert tool, non-contact keys and an e-wallet.

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