|Industry||Virtual reality, Augmented reality|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California, United States|
|Anli He (CEO) & Founder
Dr. Yue Fei (CTO) & Founder
Dr. Chris Shi, (COO & Founder)
|Products||Gesture recognition technology
Motion Capture technology
uSens, Inc. is a Silicon Valley start-up founded in 2013 in San Jose, California. The core team includes researchers and developers of advanced user interaction technologies, including gesture recognition, position tracking and 3D Human–computer interaction (HCI) system design.
uSens has its corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, with additional offices in China in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen.
The co-founder of uSens, Dr. Yue Fei, is a researcher in the field of 3D user interfaces and virtual reality who earned his PhD from Rice University in Space Physics.
uSens previously developed products in the area of HCI, such as the Fingo Virtual Touch, which is selling in China. Fingo Virtual Touch uses the company’s patented Fingo technology. Fingo is the hardware and software that uSens has developed to allow a user to interact with a digital interface, like a smart TV without the need to touch any surface; it can sense finger movements and hand gestures. It consists of a small sensor and a set of software algorithms that automatically “sense” and translate hand gestures into movements onscreen.
In March 2015, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its VR/AR hardware product, Impression Pi, reaching its initial funding goal within a few days. Impression Pi creates a virtual reality experience by combining head-tracking technology with a position tracking component, which tracks relative movements in 3D space. Additionally, Impression Pi can project an augmented reality overlay giving the user control over switching between augmented and virtual reality.
uSens announced a $20 million Series A funding round in June 2016 led by Fosun Kinzon Capital. Additional participants included returning investor Maison Capital, joined by new investors Great Capital, Fortune Capital, Oriental Fortune Capital, iResearch Capital, Chord Capital, and ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator. The company previously received a pre-Series A investment of $5.5 million from co-led by IDG Ventures, Lebox Capital and Maison Capital.