Zikto taking award-winning Arki to Startup Nations Summit
The third annual Startup Nations Summit gets underway Sunday, November 23 in Seoul, Korea. This event will see 1,000 attendees from more than 40 countries unite for three days of exhibition, competition and conference.
The theme of this year’s summit is The Age of the Entrepreneur. Speakers representing the pinnacle of entrepreneurial achievement across the globe include Brendan Iribe, founder of Oculus VR, and Formation 8 founders and managing partners Jim Kim and Brian Koo. The competition will feature 46 startups from 45 countries competing for a share of USD$110,000. Startup Nations is an organic network of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and enablers from around the world who come together to share their vision of ‘building economies through high impact entrepreneurship’.
Riding high on the impressive response to their Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/862818642/arki-your-walking-coach), Seoul- and Los-Angeles based wearable technology startup Zikto will be in attendance, exhibiting their award-winning Arki wearable technology at the Startup Nations Summit on November 24th and 25th. The exhibition will feature live demonstration of a body balance analysis using Arki. Zikto’s booth can be found in the Vista Hall Lobby of the Walkerhill Hotel.
The next step in wearable health technology
Arki is a revolutionary advancement in health and fitness technology: the deceptively simple wristband is a personal walking coach, assisting users to improve the quality of their movement as well as tracking the quantity. In addition to full activity tracking functionality, Arki uses multiple sensors including a six-axis motion sensor to assess users’ walking posture. Poor walking posture – characterised by hunching and looking down, little or no arm swing and a heavy stride – is increasingly common and can have some serious health consequences; Arki aims to re-educate users to ‘Walk Right, Walk Tall’ with real-time haptic feedback and comprehensive coaching provided via a smartphone application.
Kickstarter going on strong – 428 Backers $92,188 pledged of $100,000 goal 29 days to go!
Zikto won funding through several competitions in their native South Korea to develop Arki’s game-changing technology. Following its inception in September 2013, the company has offices in Los Angeles and in Seoul, Korea. Arki’s crowdfunding phase began November 11 with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise $100,000 in 40 days; with 29days to run the campaign is $92,188 funded.