Mobilus

Hearing in extreme conditions

Venture

Challenge

The Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology in Brooklyn wanted to cultivate the next generation of computer engineers—creative, innovative thinkers with both the hard and soft skills necessary to become leaders of the future. To get there, they wanted students to become co-creators in their own education, rather than passive recipients of it, but they weren’t sure how to engage students in this way.

Outcome

To guide WHSAT’s efforts to engage students in co-creation, the Openbox team first immersed ourselves in the school, observing and interviewing students and staff. We used learnings from this round of research to design three experiments, involving real issues around the school, that would bring students and staff together as thought partners. These experiments ran live across the school for a week, exploring variables such as decision moments, roles, location, and timing. The experiment insights allowed us to develop a set of practical co-creation principles that the school can readily build upon for future co-creation activities—amplifying the equitable, arts-based, and experimental ethos of the school.

Full case study coming soon.

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Mobilus

Hearing in extreme conditions

Venture

Context

Mobilus Labs is a hands-free, ear-free wearable voice platform that provides frictionless voice communications for teams of any size at any range. Mobilus is passionate about leading the revolution of voice wearables to deliver new experiences in the way we work, play, and explore.

To do this, Mobilus has developed a hardware-software platform leveraging state-of-the-art technology in bone conduction, voice recognition, and multi-network connectivity. Voice wearables have potential for exciting applications in extreme environments including SCUBA diving, construction, and emergency response.

Partnership

Openbox invests in emerging technology & solutions like Mobilus that have the potential to create real impact. Communication is the most powerful tool we use to communicate. Mobilus’ potential application underwater (ocean exploration and conservation), for emergency response, and across in mixed reality will have profound net positive effects.

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Impact

Openbox’s capital investment contributes to Mobilus’ ability to develop the communication software platform and integrated artificial intelligence driven voice bots. While Mobilus is not currently in the market, we eagerly await its launch.

Impact

Openbox’s capital investment contributes to Mobilus’ ability to develop the communication software platform and integrated artificial intelligence driven voice bots. While Mobilus is not currently in the market, we eagerly await its launch.

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Impact

Openbox’s capital investment contributes to Mobilus’ ability to develop the communication software platform and integrated artificial intelligence driven voice bots. While Mobilus is not currently in the market, we eagerly await its launch.

Awards
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Impact

Openbox’s capital investment contributes to Mobilus’ ability to develop the communication software platform and integrated artificial intelligence driven voice bots. While Mobilus is not currently in the market, we eagerly await its launch.

Press
No items found.
Awards
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