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Wearable Devices Adds Industry Thought-Leader Pankaj Kedia to Its Advisory Board as exec Advisor

Mobile and Wearables Industry Executive from Qualcomm and Intel To Help Accelerate the Deployment of Company’s AI-Powered and Neural Input Based Innovations

YOKNEAM ILLIT, ISRAEL, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wearable Devices Ltd. (Nasdaq: WLDS, WLDSW) (“Wearable Devices” or the “Company”), a technology growth company developing AI-powered touchless sensing wearables, today announced the appointment of Pankaj Kedia to its advisory board as an Executive Advisor. In this role, Mr. Kedia will help the company to accelerate the adoption of its technologies and grow its B2B and B2C product lines.

Wearable Devices is developing artificial intelligence (AI)-based neural interface technology, which has the potential to revolutionize how consumers transform their thoughts and intentions into digital actions in an intuitive manner. Our interactions with smart devices – from TVs to PCs, from tablets to smartphones, from smartwatches to AR/VR glasses – have continued to evolve from text input to touch and voice over the last two decades. We believe smart gestures are the next UX paradigm and have the potential to significantly enrichen how we interact with devices and content. With AI and machine learning (ML) algorithms at its core, Wearable Devices is well-positioned to bring truly personalized user experiences to consumers.

Mr. Kedia has played pivotal roles in incubating and growing a range of smart device categories and use cases over the last 25+ years. Most recently, at Qualcomm Inc., Mr. Kedia founded the wearables business and established Snapdragon Wear as the pre-eminent leader in the wearables segment. Previously, at Intel Corporation, Mr. Kedia held leadership positions helping the company launch laptop PCs, tablets, handhelds, and smartphones in the industry. Mr. Kedia’s knack for establishing new device categories, along with his current AI and ML focus, will provide a big boost to realizing Wearable Devices’ vision.

Mr. Kedia founded and currently serves as the Managing Partner of 2468 Ventures, an investment and advisory firm to accelerate the deployment of AI in products and technologies across businesses and consumers.

Asher Dahan, Chief Executive Officer of Wearable Devices, said, "We are thrilled to have Pankaj Kedia join our advisory board as an Executive Advisor. He is widely regarded as a thought leader in the mobile, IOT, wearables, and AI spaces. His proven expertise in strategy and business development will allow us to accelerate opportunities in next generation AI-related use cases, products, and technologies. We look forward to collaborating with Pankaj and believe that his support will play an integral role in establishing Wearable Devices as the leading player in the technology industry.”

Mr. Kedia stated, “I am delighted to join Asher Dahan and the Wearable Devices executive team in a senior advisory role. The company has made tremendous progress in innovating and inventing AI and neural-based interfaces and is well-positioned to bring new modes of gesture-based interactions to the breadth of smart devices around us. I look forward to helping the company accelerate the deployment of its innovations, establishing AI-based gestures as the de-facto standard in the industry across wearable, AR/VR, smartphones and other smart devices, and bringing moments of delight to consumers worldwide.”

About Wearable Devices Ltd.

Wearable Devices Ltd. (the “Company”) is a growth company developing AI-based neural input interface technology for the B2C and B2B markets. The Company’s flagship product, the Mudra Band for Apple Watch, integrates innovative AI-based technology and algorithms into a functional, stylish wristband that utilizes proprietary sensors to identify subtle finger and wrist movements allowing the user to “touchlessly” interact with connected devices. The Company also markets a B2B product, the Mudra Inspire, which utilizes the same technology and functions as the Mudra Band and is available to businesses on a licensing basis. Wearable Devices is committed to creating disruptive, industry leading technology that leverages AI and proprietary algorithms, software, and hardware to set the input standard for the Metaverse, one of the most rapidly expanding landscapes in the tech industry. The Company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq market under the symbol “WLDS”. For more information, please visit

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