Ken Iwasaki got his B.S. (Biochemistry) and M.S. (Computer Science) in 2008, 2010, respectively. His main research area is Human Computer Interaction. When he was a graduate student, he was selected as a creator of IPA:Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (The MITOH Program) and learned R&D and project management. After he graduated, he experienced business consulting at Accenture, and R&D management at RIKEN (Brain Science Institute). In 2012, he co-founded H2L, Inc. He takes advantage of his unique experience of both business and research to make research-stage technologies into products.
He developed ”UnlimitedHand” with Dr.Tamaki , which turns the body itself into an information presentation device. In 2015, he pitched H2L’s new product “UnlimitedHand” at Startup Battlefield in TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. H2L is the only Japanese company to be selected for the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, an international pitch contest in 2015. During that event, he launched a campaign on Kickstarter and reached the goal of $20,000 on the first day. They have been conducting R&D on Body-Sharing, and have developed FIRST VR and FaceSharing, which link the technology of functional electrical stimulation that gives tactile sensations, etc., with VR and AR.
Selected for the “MiTOU Program (In the second half of 2009) “ (This project was launched with the aim of discovering super creators in the field of unexplored software creation projects.）https://keniwasaki.com/2010/01/30/__trashed-4/ Theme: “BlueFairy: Developing a Location-Sharing SNS Platform”
“MiTou Exchange Meeting vol.14” / “The 4th Akiba Techno Club Open Seminar in 2014” Short presentation An overview of the “2014 Plot Typing Course for Working Adults” held on September 13 in a vacant storefront at the Akihabara Radio Store as an interim report.
CEATEC JAPAN 2015 H2L,Inc. U.S. Media Panel Innovation Awards Selected as a Finalist
(U.S. journalists in the IT and consumer electronics fields will conduct in-depth coverage of the technologies, products and services exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN, from which innovative products with high impact on the U.S. market will be selected and awarded.)