Keith Kirkland

 

Keith Kirkland
Co-founder, WearWorks
IDEA Jury Member 2021-22

Keith Kirkland is Co-founder of WearWorks and the Head of Haptics and Customers. He has worked with organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the DAHRC, Unilever, Futureworks, Discovery Channel, TED, Dropbox, The Yokohama Government, Coach, and the National Science Foundation. He is an engineer, haptic designer, and strategist that is deeply excited about reimagining the future of touch through design while expanding humans’ ability to sense their environment.

WearWorks is a haptic design company that builds products and experiences that communicate information through touch. Their first product, WAYBAND™, is a wrist-wearable haptic navigation device for the blind and visually impaired.  In 2017, WAYBAND™ was used to help the first person who is blind run in the NYC marathon without sighted assistance.