From now on, Superflex will be known as Sesimic after its acquisition of the intellectual property of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science company known for its posture-correcting and fitness devices.
Lumo is well-known for its Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Lumo Running Coach, both of which are designed to monitor body posture and form to improve everyday movement. With acquisition of Lumo Bodytech intellectual property, Seismic can now improve its suit control algorithms with extensive body posture and activity data.
Menlo Park, California-based Seismic’s technologies were originally developed at SRI International for a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)-funded program designed to reduce injury risk and boost endurance of soldiers.
“Our machine-learning and data science work has already surfaced some very key insights on how people move their bodies in everyday activities like sitting, standing and walking,” said Seismic CEO and Founder Rich Mahoney. “Lumo’s IP will strengthen our existing capability to create a symbiotic user experience through data on the quality of movement. We are thrilled to welcome the Lumo team onboard as we prepare to go to market.”
Seismic’s rebrand marks the evolution of its powered clothing platform, which has relevant applications to several market categories – including wellness, personal technology, fashion and lifestyle – with the aim of delivering intelligent wearable strength to anyone who wants a physical advantage in their personal daily lives. Along with Seismic’s new company name, the rebrand also includes a new logo, website and mobile experience.
Seismic discreetly integrates robotics into its apparels to create connected powered clothing that augments human strength in daily activities. Seismic suits which can be worn comfortably as a base layer under clothing, mimics the biomechanics of the human body to give people intelligent wearable strength when they need it most. The suit reacts to the body’s natural movements, providing “power assist” to complement the wearer’s strength during the act of standing up, sitting down or extended standing.
Seismic was named a 2018 Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in recognition of its design, development and deployment of potentially world-changing innovation and technology.