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Hi Everyone, Bob here.

I was informed that a short description of how the Omni-Wearable came to be was best for the campaign page. It's a much longer tale than the paragraph above and I have to let 'er rip so here is the full scoop.

I grew up desiring to be a naval aviator and attended Penn State because of their NROTC program. I discovered my eyesight disqualified me from flight school before enrolling in NROTC and my life took a different course.

After graduating Penn State I moved to Jackson, Wyoming. From 2001-2013 I was the General Manager of Snake River Brewing. During my successful career I helped manage an ownership transition, a seven $ figure facilities expansion, and create over 70 new jobs.

An avid cyclist, I was almost hit by a truck while biking. I conceived a new type of sunglasses to increase safety and received a utility patent for the design. I determined the concept could be adapted to house an array of electronic components and received four additional patents for wearable technology. A project that started as a way to achieve a rear view to prevent accidents, resulted in the incorporation of Hind-Sight Industries.

I resigned from Snake River Brewing to focus all of my energy on commercializing the new platform technologies contained within my patent portfolio. I taught myself SolidWorks to design glasses. I purchased 3D printers and hacked existing electronics to prototype my first designs.

The first products I intended to develop had near-eye displays. In 2014 the Wyoming Business Council awarded Hind-Sight two Phase 0 grants. The grants supported the development of two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grants for Tactical Night Vision Ballistic Glasses and Smart Safety Glasses. Unfortunately those grant proposals were not funded on the federal level.

Looking for the best application to launch my digital eyewear, I enrolled in the Start-Up Institute (SUI) of Jackson Hole in 2015. SUI is an intensive 10 week/200 hour accredited business development and entrepreneur course administered through the Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College.

Instead of trying to commercialize smartglasses, I focused on developing a product and business plan aimed at the proven wearable camera market. I graduated from the SUI in June of 2015.

I was selected as a finalist to Silicon Couloir's Pitch Day in August of 2015. Although I did not win, it was a fantastic experience pitching in front of hundreds of people at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. Leading up to Pitch Day I received six weeks of coaching from some amazing business wizards. I continued to pitch at other events through the fall.

In February of 2016 I co-founded Omni-Wearables. Omni-Wearables is commercializing Hind-Sight Industries' patent portfolio. We partnered with USA Firmware to design our custom camera printed circuit boards (PCBs), SmartShape to design our glasses, Summit Electronics Manufacturing Services to build our PCBs, and LaunchBoom to develop our Kickstarter campaign and marketing. All are U.S. companies and we intend to use this Kickstarter campaign to create jobs.

We tested our Gen 1 cameras during the Fall of 2016 and Winter 2016/2017. We are currently building 16 new cameras with improved designs based on our tests. We are getting a head start on the new cameras to ensure we can deliver our Omni-Wearable glasses to our backers by the holidays.

Additional applications for the Omni-Wearable design include rearview cycling glasses, smartphone interfaces, augmented reality displays, Smart Safety Glasses, and next generation wearable thermal imaging devices.

Life happens in an instant, don't miss it.
Bob

 

                                                               

Risks and challenges

Although we are confident with the projected ship dates, there is always the risk of unforeseen challenges with our manufacturing. We will be doing everything we can to mitigate those risks and we will aim to be transparent and work with our backers by providing regular updates.

We appreciate you being an early supporter and will work hard to maintain your trust throughout our process.

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    The Total Eclipse Experience

    In addition to receiving the Omni-Wearable glasses, join Bob and the team in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this summer for the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. since 1918. This is a 4 day package from August 18-21. Choose from the following activities:

    -Mountain biking
    -Road cycling
    -Hike in the Tetons
    -Fly fishing
    -Whitewater rafting
    -Scenic float trip
    -Tandem paragliding
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    -Other - contact us if you don't see what you want to do and we'll see if we can do that too!

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