Joint press release : Joint development of cutting edge user experience (UI/UX) for wearable devices by Telepathy Inc. and Super Software


Telepathy Inc., developer of state of the art wearable device (Sunnyvale California USA, CEO:Takahito Iguchi) and Super Software Tokyo Office (Shibuya Tokyo, MD: Shunsuke Funaki) will jointly develop future user interface and user experience for wearable device.

User Experience Development for Wearable Device

The aim is to develop “Simple UI,” limiting user interface to almost nothing, which could be realized because it is Telepathy One. Super Software will utilize its system and application development technologies as well as advanced AH (Augmented Human) and image processing technology to enhance the user experience.

User experience will be innovative and intuitive without the use of traditional operating interface like command-line interface (CLI, input via typing on the keyboard) or Graphic User Interface (GUI, selecting icons using a mouse).

Since the inception of the Internet, devices have changed from desktop computer to laptops to smartphones. As the devices change the software development has evolved to match the device characteristics. Head Mounted Displays (HMD) and Smart Watch Wearable devices are said to be next generation of digital devices, which can use the Internet.

Major characteristics of the wearable devices are that it can be worn 24 hours with minimal conscientiousness during use. This is a huge step in a different direction from traditional sequential device improvement therefore it requires a matching user experience. 

About Telepathy One

Telepathy One is a wearable device with the goal of improving social communications between people. It has a camera, a micro projection unit, and wireless communications. The display is a see-through virtual image projected in front of the eye, but allows the user to see the real world at the same time.

 About Super Software

Super Software has been developing cutting edge software since 1983 before the invention of the World Wide Web. Super Software developed Manga Camera, used by Tumblr CEO David Karp; it is a popular smartphone application with over 5 million downloads.

■ Press Contacts

Chris Grayson: Telepathy Inc.   PR                                                            

Joint press release by Telepathy Inc. and Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.: Business Alliance for a Feasibility Study of Wearable Devices for the Enterprise by Hitachi Solutions and Telepathy


 Tokyo, Japan October 25, 2013 - Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions and services, today announces a business alliance with Telepathy Inc., a Sunnyvale, California based company, to conduct a feasibility study for commercialization of wearable devices in the enterprise (B2B) market, including applications and an applications development platform.

Hitachi Solutions plans to work together with other Hitachi group companies in Europe and the United States to develop applications and deliver services in Japan, Europe and the United States.

As mobile devices including smart phones and tablets proliferate in business use worldwide, many manufacturers are now developing the next generation of mobility, the wearable device.

In March, Telepathy attracted global attention when it announced the “Telepathy One”, a next-generation head worn device.  This time, Hitachi Solutions announces feasibility study plans with Telepathy to investigate enterprise uses for wearable devices.  The solutions will be built and delivered to the market based on Hitachi Solution’s knowhow and experience in a wide-range of vertical markets, including public finance, public works, industrial systems and the distribution industry.  Together, the two companies will promote business applications for wearable devices.

Under this partnership, Telepathy will provide technical specifications to Hitachi Solutions for the development and manufacturing of Telepathy One. The two companies will jointly conduct the market research to determine the needs of business applications that take advantage of “Telepathy One” in Japan, the United States and Europe.  Hitachi Solutions will consider applications for industry including inventory management and logistics for retail and service industries, and applications for factories and warehouses.  Based on the results of the market research, Hitachi Solutions plans to develop a platform which links “Telepathy One” to enterprise information technology systems, and to develop the business applications which run on the platform.

 AboutTelepathy One

Telepathy One is a wearable device with the goal of improving social communications between people.  It includes a camera, a micro projection unit, and wireless communications.  The display is a see-through virtual image projected in front of the eye, but allows the user to see the real world at the same time.

“Telepathy One” was initially announced at South-by-Southwest (SXSW) in March, and continues to attract attention as the next generation of mobility.


Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, China and India.

For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit:

■ Press Contacts

Robert Lynde: Hitachi Solutions America Ltd.
Director of the Business Development and Marketing Division

Chris Grayson: Telepathy Inc.   PR                                                           

Telepathy News


We will bring you news about what’s happening at Telepathy, press releases, back stage pass at the events, blog updates. This is our second edition of “Telepathy News”.

What’s happening with Telepathy?


【Press Release】

-We announced our partnership with Hitachi Solutions(Japanese Only)

【Media Coverage】

-World Business Satellite aired about Telepathy’s design aspects♡(Japanese)

The key to popularization of wearable device is its design

-Featured in Hispanic Business♡(English)

Can this tiny startup really be a rival to Google Glass?

-Italian blog media SoloTablet featured us♡(Italian)

Telepathy One, il futuro di Google Glass è già qui ed è giapponese!

Telepathy raises $5 million to develop Google Glass rival

The Silicon Valley startup uses the funding to hire new engineers for its wearable, programmable computing device.

Telepathy, a Silicon Valley startup, has raised $5 million in a first round of funding to develop wearable computing technology that rivals Google Glass. “Wearable technology will enable the next wave in social networking,” Telepathy CEO Takahito Iguchi said in a statement. “The $5 million funding will enable us to enrich the user experience of Telepathy One, which we expect to bring to market in 2014.”

ーCNET August 21, 2013 1:36 PM PDT

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Press Release: Telepathy and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners’ Business alliance in development of communication services using wearable devices



Telepathy  and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners’

Business alliance in development of communication services using wearable devices


Telepathy Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc. have announced that they have agreed to business cooperation in research and development of communication services using wearable devices.

From mobile phones to smartphones to wearable devices, computer terminals are expected to migrate from “carry” to “wear”.  Wearable devices such as eye-wear, clock, and outfit type devices have been released from various advanced digital equipment manufactures in the world.

Telepathy is a wearable device development company that has attracted attention from all over the world ever since their announcement in March 2013 of the development of the “Telepathy One”, the next-generation wearable device to be worn on the head. Through the professional team “Technology Mirai Works”, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners has been developing various communication services using digital technology and providing solutions to the needs of consumers.

On the basis of the business alliance, while performing device development and manufacturing of the “Telepathy One”, Telepathy provides Hakuhodo DY Media Partners information and progress of technical specifications and development in regards to the development and manufacturing of the “Telepathy One”. 

Hakuhodo DY Media Partners is responsible for providing human resources, ideas and know-how to support the research and development of communication services to Telepathy utilizing the “Telepathy One”.

Combining Telepathy’s product development capabilities of wearable devices and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners’ idea development capabilities that capture the needs of consumers and the network power of the stakeholders, we aim to develop communication services to lead the next generation utilizing the “Telepathy One”.

■ Press Contacts

Telepathy Inc.   PR                                                    
Chris Grayson

Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc.    
PR Dept.       
Nishihara, Yamazaki, Fujii 

 About Telepathy
Company:  Telepathy Inc.   
CEO:  Takahito Iguchi   
Headquarters:  156 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Areas of Business:  
 Design, Product Development, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Sales of Wearable Social Devices

 AboutTelepathy One
"Telepathy One" is a wearable device developed to evolve social community applications between people. It is equipped with a micro camera, a micro-projection unit, and a wireless communication module, and projects steady visual information on the user’s virtual display.  As a small screen is displayed in front of the user’s eyes, you can enjoy social communication naturally without inhibiting the real world visually.

Since it’s announcement for the first time in 2013 at the SXSW ® Interactive, the “Telepathy One” has been attracting attention as the next generation of computer equipment.(※SXSW®:The world’s largest IT trade show and related events, which is held annually in Austin, Texas)

 About Hakuhodo DY Media Partners

Company:  Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc.
President & CEO:  Hisao Omori 
Headquarters:  Akasaka Biz Tower, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6321
Established:  December 1, 2003
Capital:   9.5 billion yen

Areas of Business:

1.     Advertising, involving newspapers, magazines, TV, the internet, outdoor and other media
2.     Sales promotion and public relations
3.     Design control and construction of outdoor advertising installations, exhibition spaces and interior decoration
4.     Design control and construction of advertising and public relations structures
5.     Research into advertising (market research, market analysis, advertising surveys)
6.     Publication and sale of books and periodicals
7.     Planning, construction and staging of events and performances
8.     Planning, creation, production, sale and rental of sound and visual software
9.     Any other business related to above

■  About Technology Mirai Works
Formed without being bound to an existing organization in Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, “Technology Mirai Works” is a team of specialists with digital knowledge and business experience.

Hakuhodo DY Media Partners provides support for advanced technology, idea design, revenue design, and implementation of digital solutions to media content holders.  Hakuhodo DY Media Partners creates communication between client and end users and also pledge to continue our contribution to create rich lives by proposing and developing new advertising methods for e-books, electronic newspaper, and video distribution.


Telepathy will be featured in the Japanese popular TV program ‘World Business Satellite’ in their 25’th anniversary special edition titled ‘Urgent Conference, Reforming Japan.’ Our founder/CEO Takahito Iguchi will join other Japanese busineses leaders to discuss how to reform Japan to regain the competitive strength in the global economy.

The panel discussion will be live-streamed on Ustream at the following URL starting at 4PM Japan time on June 27th (midnight in PST) . The actual program will be aired on July 7th with special video coverage from Telepathy’s presentation in Windsor castle, England.

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