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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