- The Haptic Industry is Coming – June 01, 3:45 pm
Keith Kirkland is a haptics enthusiast, accessories designer, engineer and impact-driven strategist who is deeply excited about reimagining the use of touch in design and digital communications. His work has been recognized by the Pratt’s Rowena Reed-Kostellow Award, SXSW, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, EY, TED, Dropbox, The Yokohama Government, Beyond Bauhaus, and the MET Museum. He is a serial entrepreneur inspired by the intersection of touch, equitable business model development and nuanced customer insights to create sustainable impact-driven technologies that deliver at scale. Keith is also Co-founder of WearWorks, an award-winning haptic navigation company that helped the first person who is blind run the NYC marathon without sighted assistance. HapticNav™ is a haptic navigation app (complemented by Wayband®, an optional haptic wristband) that gently navigates a person to a destination using vibrations, without the need for any visual or audio feedback.