Somalytics is the University of Washington spinout developing technology to detect human body movements, gestures and eye movements, was able to raise $1.9 million.
This seed funding round was managed by IP Group, with participation from Washington Research Foundation Capital. UW Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering JaeHyun Chung invented the technology and co-founded the business together with two graduate students in the lab of Zhongie Qian as well as Viggy Sak.
The company is run by the CEO Barbara Barclay, who was previously head of the company that tracks eyes for healthcare RightEye. The funds will be used to fund production research and development, as well as team growth