Gesture-based wearable devices startup RHLvision raises $95K through crowdfunding
Kochi-based RHLvision Interactive LLP, a Startup Village incubatee that has developed a gesture-based wearable device called Fin, has raised close to $95,000 of the $100,000 targeted, through crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, with just six days left to close the fundraiser.
The funding will be used for materials and designs, hardware manufacturing & design, and also to add more enhancements features to Fin.
RHLvision launched fundraiser for Fin on Indiegogo around one month ago.
The product is priced at $99 and will be commercially available from next month. The company said that a major chunk of the initial demand has come from the US, and it has also received queries from countries like the UK, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Chile and Austria besides India.
RHLvision (RHL stands for Robotic Human Logic) was founded in 2012 by Rohildev N, who holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering. Early last year, the company rolled out a device to help surgeons use the computer without touching it while carrying out surgeries.
This device helps doctors navigate patients' records while in operation theatres as well as interact with surgeons abroad in real time, even while standing up to four metres away from the computer screen.
The company had raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Delhi-based healthcare services provider Malik Radix Healthcare last year.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)