YOKNE’AM ILLIT, Israel, Aug. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wearable Devices Ltd. (Nasdaq: WLDS, WLDSW) (“Wearable Devices” or the “Company”), a technology growth company specializing in AI-powered touchless sensing wearables, today announced its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2023.
The Company continued its investment in research and development activities, and together with increased costs associated with the ramping up of production related to the upcoming shipment of the Mudra Band for Apple Watch, net loss increased to $3.9 million, or $(0.26) per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to a net loss of $2.1 million, or $(0.18) per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2022.
Year-To-Date Operational Highlights
Announced preorder availability for flagship consumer product, Mudra Band for Apple Watch
Commenced commercial manufacturing of Mudra Band for Apple Watch
Launched AI-based Air-Touch functionality for Android
Filed patent application with United States Patent and Trademark Office for expanded AI-based immersion technology
Strengthened leadership team with the addition of Tamar Fleisher as Chief Operating Officer and Pankaj Kedia to advisory board
Announced Mudra Band compatibility with B2B and B2C smart glasses brands
Enabled new user experience for mobile gaming
Showcased Mudra technology at numerous industry conferences around the globe Subsequent to the second quarter of 2023:
Completed first manufacturing batch of the Mudra Band for Apple Watch; expects to begin shipments in coming weeks
Asher Dahan, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wearable Devices, commented, “We are focused on manufacturing a revolutionary product that will transform the way people interact with their electronic devices. In the near future, we believe that neural-based interfaces will become the universal input standard for wearable computing and digital devices in the same way that the touchscreen is for smartphones.”
“In these nascent stages, we continue to deploy capital in the form of strategic investments in our growth, primarily in the initial manufacturing process and continued research and development to refine and optimize our technology. AI and the metaverse are burgeoning domains, capturing the attention and resources of the world's leading tech giants. As these sectors evolve and expand, they unveil vast market potential. We’re confident that with its unique and industry leading capabilities, our technology is positioned to blend effortlessly into these dynamic platforms, carving out a significant presence.”
Mr. Dahan concluded, “Overall, we are encouraged by the operational and technological progress that we’ve made so far in 2023, and we’re encouraged as we continue to showcase the breadth and depth of our technology and work to bring our innovative products to market.”
About Wearable Devices Ltd.
Wearable Devices is a growth company developing a non-invasive neural input interface technology in the form of a wrist wearable band for controlling digital devices using subtle finger movements. Our company’s vision is to create a world in which the user’s hand becomes a universal input device for touchlessly interacting with technology, and we believe that our technology is setting the standard input interface for the Metaverse. Since our technology was introduced to the market, we have been working with both Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer customers as part of our push-pull strategy. Combining our own proprietary sensors and Artificial Intelligence, or AI, algorithms into a stylish wristband, our Mudra platform enables users to control digital devices through subtle finger movements and hand gestures, without physical touch or contact. For more information, visit https://www.wearabledevices.co.il/.
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