Augmented reality startup HoloSuit bags funding from angel investors
HoloSuit, an augmented reality startup, has raised an undisclosed sum of funding from three investors—Shabir Momin, co-founder of digital video platform Zenga Media; Rohit Nanda, a Singapore-based infrastructure sector equity investor; and Mohammed Sirajuddin, co-founder at co-working space provider Creator’s Gurukul, a company statement said.
As part of the transaction, the investors will advise HoloSuit on its global strategy and growth, the statement added.
The startup has developed a full-body suit, which it recently unveiled, using wireless motion capture technology. The product captures the user’s entire body movement data and uses haptic feedback to send information back to the user. The suit can be applied in areas such as neuro-rehab, sports, healthcare, education, gaming, entertainment, skill development, automobile, factory training, disaster response, robot training and defence or industrial operation.
The HoloSuit can be operated on the Android, iOS and Windows operating systems and can also be used with the HTC Vive and Oculus virtual reality headsets. It also offers developers a wireless platform and a software developer’s kit (SDK) where they can create real and virtual applications.
“We focus to provide the best of technology at the most affordable price to our patrons. HoloSuit weaves together mixed, virtual and augmented realities with fashion and fitness tech by tracking your body metrics in real time. It allows you to control not just virtual objects, but real-world robots as well,” said Harsha Kikkeri, chief executive officer of the venture.
Run by HoloSuit Pte Ltd, the startup was founded in 2016 by Kikkeri, who developed the suit. He has over 18 years of experience in Internet of Things (IoT), augmented/virtual reality and robotics, with expertise in drones, sensor fusion and machine learning. He has earlier worked in the robotics division at tech giant Microsoft.