We serve the
thermally
underserved.

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Improve comfort.

Save energy

Existing temperature
solutions
haven’t evolved in
the last
hundred years.

Founders Matt, David and Sam came up with the idea for Embr
Wave as part of a student project as Materials Science and
Engineering students at MIT. While brainstorming ideas in an
over air-conditioned lab in June 2013, they became so cold they
had to put on sweatshirts to stay comfortable. They realized how
little sense it made to air condition a huge lab space to the point
where people were cold—especially one that sat empty most of
the day.

What if we could just heat
and
cool people directly?
Everyone
would be
comfortable, and we’d
use less energy.

They built the first prototypes that summer and discovered that 
just heating and cooling one part of their inner wrist could make
them feel more comfortable overall, even without changing their
core temperature. Excited by their discovery, they tested their
prototype on friends, family and strangers. Everyone agreed that
it made them feel much more comfortable in uncomfortably hot
or cold settings.

Turns out, over a third of the
world’s population is
thermally
underserved.

That fall, their prototype went viral. They
received thousands of emails from all over the world, from
people sharing why temperature was their biggest pain point to
asking when their product would be available for sale. These
stories inspired the founders to take their technology out of the
lab and into the real world. Their discovery had the potential to
help tens of thousands of people harness the power of
temperature to feel more comfortable. This was an idea meant to
be shared.

Matt Smith, Sam Shames, Mike Gibson, and David
Cohen-Tanugi invent Embr Wave while at MIT.

Embr Labs is officially incorporated. EMBR stands
for Environment, Mind, Body Resonance.

Embr Labs is a finalist in the Intel Make it
Wearable competition, later receiving a $100k
investment from Intel Capital.

Embr begins the final product design of Embr
Wave.

Embr receives a $225k grant award from the US
National Science Foundation.

Bose Ventures becomes a strategic investor in
Embr Labs.

Embr Wave raises $630K on Kickstarter,
exceeding the goal by over 600%.

Researchers at UC Berkeley find that Embr Wave
restores comfort by 5ºF.

Embr Wave arrives in stock and is available for
sale.

Embr launches Extended Mode, enabling 30
minutes of warming or cooling

  1. June 2013
  2. January 2014
  3. November 2014
  4. February 2016
  5. July 2016
  6. January 2017
  7. October 2017
  8. January 2018
  9. March 2018
  10. June 2018

Matt Smith, Sam Shames, Mike Gibson, and David
Cohen-Tanugi invent Embr Wave while at MIT.

Embr Labs is officially incorporated. EMBR stands
for Environment, Mind, Body Resonance.

Embr Labs is a finalist in the Intel Make it
Wearable competition, later receiving a $100k
investment from Intel Capital.

Embr begins the final product design of Embr
Wave.

Embr receives a $225k grant award from the US
National Science Foundation.

Bose Ventures becomes a strategic investor in
Embr Labs.

Embr Wave raises $630K on Kickstarter,
exceeding the goal by over 600%.

Researchers at UC Berkeley find that Embr Wave
restores comfort by 5ºF.

Embr Wave arrives in stock and is available for
sale.

Embr launches Extended Mode, enabling 30
minutes of warming or cooling

  1. June 2013
  2. January 2014
  3. November 2014
  4. February 2016
  5. July 2016
  6. January 2017
  7. October 2017
  8. January 2018
  9. March 2018
  10. June 2018

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Feel more comfortable or
your
money back.

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