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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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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