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Silicon Valley startup wins Wearable Tech category at SXSW competition

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At the 6th annual SXSW Accelerator Awards Ceremony on Sunday night, one company took the prize for wearable tech, according to Live Science.

The two-day tech competition presented by Oracle featured categories of entertainment/content, health, social, innovative world technologies, enterprise/big data and wearable tech. Out of 500 applicants, 48 finalists were chosen to participate and pitch their ideas on March 8. On March 9, the three best finalist from the day before then went on to a try to win their category. Each winner, of which there were 6, took home $4,000 as a prize.

According to the company, Skully was presenting alongside seven other companies in the wearable tech category.

In wearable tech, a category that recently is receiving a lot of attention, the money went to Skully Helmets, a startup from Silicon Valley. The company created an augmented-reality motorcycle helmet. The helmet has a rear-view camera that displays the 180-degree view behind the driver on a headset display at the front of the helmet. This allows a rider to see in all directions without having to take his/her vision away from the road.

The helmet was revealed in late 2013 and also features Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation and voice control.


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