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EMBR Labs

EMBR Labs

A technology company making devices for improving personal thermal comfort that is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was founded by Cohen, Mathew Smith, and Sam Shames in 2014.

EMBR Labs is a technology company founded in 2014 by David Cohen, Mathew Smith, and Sam Shames that is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company has a focus in personal wellness. Their technology aims to provide thermal comfort through the use of their product, the Embr Wave, which is a thermo-electro bracelet that gives people control over how warm or cool they feel.



The Embr Wave was developed by four engineering students from MIT, with the prototype name of Wristify. The device is designed to utilize what is known as the Peltier effect to reduce or raise body temperatures. The wristband runs on a lithium battery. The team of students won the first place prize for this invention at the 2013 MADMEC, MIT's annual materials-science design competition



The Peltier effect is the cooling of one junction and the heating of the other when an electrical current is maintained in a circuit that consists of two dissimilar conductors. Temperature rises occur in a circuit that consists of two copper wires joined to a battery and a bismuth wire when a current passes from copper to bismuth at the junction. And a drop in temperature occurs when the current passes from bismuth to copper at the junction. Wristify, and the Embr Wave, both use a series of these junctions that draw power from a small battery and when wrapped around the wrist, the device slightly reduces the temperature of the wrist by a few factions of a degree over the period of a few seconds.

Funding

Debt financing

On January 16, 2015 EMBR Labs completed a debt financing round with $100,000 in funding from Intel Capital. 

Series A

On November 20, 2018 EMBR Labs completed their series A funding round with $1.5 million in funding from Social Starts, PBJ Capital, Joyance Partners, and Bose Ventures. 

Timeline

November 20, 2018

Series A funding round

On November 20, 2018 EMBR Labs completed their series A funding round with $1.5 million in funding from Social Starts, PBJ Capital, Joyance Partners, and Bose Ventures. 

January 16, 2015

Debt financing

On January 16, 2015 EMBR Labs completed a debt financing round with $100,000 in funding from Intel Capital. 

October 2013

Wristify develop thermoelectric bracelet that monitors skin temperature and wins first prize ($10,000) at MIT's annual materials-science design competition.

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David Cohen-Tangui

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Elizabeth Gazda

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Matthew Smith

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Sam Shames

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