Co-founder and Head of Haptics + Customers Success at WearWorks
New York, New York, USA / African-American/Black
🎓 M.I.D. in Industrial and Product Design from Pratt Institute, B.F.A. in Accessories Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University
😁 When Keith was six-years-old, he dreamed of becoming a Japanese sword maker. He moved to Japan to study abroad when he was 33 and met one of the greatest sword-makers alive. Keith discovered that it takes eight years to become a licensed sword maker. He then decided that he wanted to do something to help humanity rather than becoming a sword maker.
Keith builds products and experiences that communicate information through touch, including a wearable device that helps the blind and visually impaired safely navigate their surroundings using vibrations.
WATCH & DISCUSS
Video: Access+Ability: Wayband by WearWorks
What problem does the Wayband solve?
Most apps use the senses of sight and/or sound while Wayband uses the sense of touch. What problems could be solved by a technology that would use touch or smell or taste?
What can your students create to increase accessibility for someone? (Makey Makey required.)
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF