About this project
Digital Trends - "It feels a bit like using the Force to turn your stuff on and off, which is pretty cool by itself."
The Culture Trip - "Imagine being able to turn off the lights with a simple gesture on your bed-side table, or turn on the TV from the bathroom."
Geeky Gadgets - "Nowadays, the interaction with functions/devices is limited to the screens. With Welle, we are going to upgrade it and bring you the newest yet the most nature interaction experience."
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"The Best Technology 2017" at Global Source Startup Launchpad
"World's first sonar based gesture control gadget that can make any surface interactive."
Welle is a smart device that instantly turns any surface into a smart controller using embedded Sonar and a highly sensitive gesture algorithm. It gives you the ability to use simple gestures or shortcuts to control your favorite functions or connected devices.
Make Control Simpler
As the technology develops, we are currently facing two fundamental problems:
- Limited interactive surface
- Limited input richness
Welle is intend to solve these by expanding input area while increasing input modalities.
Change color with one swipe
Turn off TV without looking for remote
Built for work, play and in between
How to Setup
It’s easy to control devices via Welle. Just set up the gestures in any form, touch, swipe, word, number or anything else. Then draw up the gestures anywhere closed to Welle to control the devices. It looks like you are in a augmented reality. Magic!
Welle is easy-to-setup in just a few minutes.
- Connect Bluetooth
- Initial Install
- App Setup
Technology Behind The Magic
Welle uses refined Sonar technology to instantly turn any surface into a smart controller. Sonar is widely used the fields of military, automotive and drones. Sonar transmits signal pulses and collects the reflected energy back from targets. The characteristics of the echoes are extracted and then translated into different instructions to Internet of Things devices using an advanced hardware design and software algorithms.
Why ultrasound technology stands out?
The ultrasound technology that Welle is using, enables farther detection range, higher tolerance to light condition and lower power consumption.
- Ultrasound stands out with meter-level detection range, compared to Infrared and capacity with merely centimeter-level detection range.
- Ultrasound does not malfunction under dim or no-light condition, while Infrared cannot detect gestures under dim light condition or with black color surface. Optic sensors have very low accuracy under undesired light condition as well.
- Ultrasound consumes only mili-watt power and last hours longer than other technology, under the same battery size.
Welle uses this same technology to collect and interpret complex information to identify motions and gestures from the echoed signals. Welle tracks your fingers when you touch a surface and it can even recognize handwriting motions and transform them to customized actions with a high degree of accuracy.
Conventional gesture detectors, such as those in smartphones only provide single gesture readings. Welle, in contrast, can provide rich information, such as trajectory data, digitized gestures and even handwriting recognition, enabling a wide variety of control functions for everyday convenience.
People Say Wow
Our goal was to create convenient control for people at home and at work. We created technology that adds pleasure to life. The feedback has been amazing. The first reaction that people have is “Wow!” then they ask how they can get a Welle for themselves and their friends. We love that!
Prof. Song from HKUST
HKUST "Bigly" Demo Day
Welle at Global Source Startup Launchpad - Titled "The Best Technology 2017"
Extend Possibility with API
Welle also provides open API for software and hardware developers to redefine gestures, creating infinite possibilities for controlling devices and apps.
- Well-designed API
- Readable documents and example codes
- Developer community and support
Hardware and Design
Rewards For You
Team Behind Welle
Our team has spent years developing sensing techniques for smart controls. We are passionate about making tools that solve problems by amplifying human abilities. We hope that you find Welle as compelling, useful and fun as we do and we are excited to share it with the world.
We are here for you. If you have questions at any time during or after the campaign you can always reach us at: email@example.com
Why order now?
Becoming a backer now allows you to enjoy the best exclusive discounts and prices and to receive your reward early to begin enjoying the amazing Welle experience.
Risks and challenges
We're a serious start-up with a talented full-time team, Venture Capital funding and production ready working prototypes. We have been partnering with core component suppliers for years and we've reduced many of the risks typical of a hardware startup!
However, the risks inherent in mass production are real. For a product with ultrasound sensors embedded, tunning of sensibility to make sure consistent performance are important and we have to go through rigorous testing. We’ve taken every precaution to prepare and with the support of our manufacturing partners, we are well equipped for the challenges ahead.
We promise to maintain transparency and to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues that may arise and our solutions to such. Our passion and mission is to deliver the best possible product into your hands ASAP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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