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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July 13, 2016

16Lab Invited at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2016 USA

Kamakura, Japan — July 13, 2016 — 16Lab, developer of OZON™ – a platform for next-generation computing experience – was invited to the Wearable Technologies Conference 2016 USA and honored to present there in front of around 400 industry professionals. The event took place at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The participation was sponsored by the R&D Venture Support Program run by NEDO, a Japanese government research promotion agency.

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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 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 9, 2015

16Lab receives the CEATEC Innovation Awards (Home Entertainment)

Kamakura, Japan — October 9, 2015 — 16Lab, developer of OZON™ – a platform for next-generation computing experience – and ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., its development partner, co-received the CEATEC Innovation Awards in the Home Entertainment Category. CEATEC is one of the largest tech events in Japan and counted more than 133 thousand attendees from 47 countries.

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September 17, 2015

16Lab receives the First Prize at the Japan-UK Tech Awards

Kamakura, Japan — September 17, 2015 — 16Lab, developer of OZON™ – a platform for next-generation computing experience – received the First Prize at the Japan-UK Tech Awards. The award ceremony was held today at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Ko Kijima, 16Lab Inc. CEO, received a certificate from Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan. 

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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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