Milan, Italy-based Subsequent Industries’s Tactigon Pores and skin is am modern wearable movement sensor and gesture controller with synthetic intelligence (AI). Massimiliano Bellino (CEO, Subsequent Industries) talks about his firm’s expertise, his objectives for 2020, and extra.
Arthur Lampe: Inform us about Subsequent Industries.
Massimiliano Bellino: Subsequent Industries is an organization primarily based in Milan with competence in IIoT and wearables. Over 5,000 gadgets have been bought prior to now years in lots of industries, together with structural monitoring, robotic management, and sports activities efficiency — wherever movement is concerned. We wish to shake person expertise with our merchandise and create gadgets in an ecological and sustainable means.
Lampe: Why did you launch the corporate?
Bellino: As a result of we imagine in the way forward for man-machine interface and in pure person interfaces like voice and gestures. And we imagine within the theories of Jeremy Rifkin (e.g., The Finish Of Work).
Lampe: So, your organization has experience in AI and creating gesture management options. What downside are you addressing or fixing along with your services and products? What makes your expertise particular?
Bellino: The commonest person interfaces — like a mouse or a joystick — aren’t “pure.” We dwell in 3D world, however we’re nonetheless utilizing 2D gadgets. One other level: for functions like a 3D mouse, it is extremely essential to have hand-free gadgets.
We ship an ergonomic type issue, so the product is straightforward to put on. It’s hand/fingers free, so customers can transfer in a really pure means. We’ve got an AI algorithm. Due to our software program layer, we will acknowledge completely different gestures (even advanced ones) like circles, squares, and scrolls. And, final by not least, our answer is programmable with the Arduino SDK.
Lampe: What are your major markets?
Bellino: We deal with the “maker” market as a result of our gadget is a platform. This implies we’re searching for industrial and analysis companions to assist us to customise TACTIGON SKIN for various functions (i.e., to discover a vertical answer). As an illustration, we labored with COMAU (an FCA Group firm) on robotics, Nokia/Orange on distant digicam management, and Kaiserslautern College on drone management and robotics.
Lampe: Inform about your workforce in addition to the significance of your location in Milan.
Bellino: We’re a bunch of eight individuals, with completely different abilities and experience. A few of us have already had entrepreneurial expertise. In our workforce, we have now competence in gross sales and advertising, product improvement, and analysis. Our firm can also be ISO9001-compliant (via DNV), with certification reached in 2016.
We’re primarily based in Milan within the Lombardy area, an important space in Italy for engineering, the place you discover the Polytechnic College of Milan, trend design, and mechanical industries. We’re open-minded individuals used to working with associate firms worldwide. However we expect that our focus ought to be on Germany (an important industrial market in European Union) and the USA (an important VC market).
Lampe: What are your objectives for 2020?
Bellino: We’ve got two enterprise strains, information acquisition gadgets and wearables. As for the previous, we bought 5,000 items within the final three years, and in 2020 we wish to scale as much as €700,000 turnover. As for the latter, Tactigon ONE is our first wearable, and in 2020, we wish to attain €150,000 turnover. We are going to quickly launch a brand new product ,Tactigon Pores and skin, by way of a Kickstarter marketing campaign, and our purpose is €100,000.
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