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Just speak: no more swiping or typing. Remain fully connected through pure voice interactions with the wearable XOWi Smart Voice Badge.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location McLean, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
  • Website

Company Summary

XOWi is a wearable technology company dedicated to enabling people to naturally interact by pure voice with the devices that surround them and the services that they use. The XOWi Voice Badge is a wearable device that, in conjunction with the XOWi software platform, enables users to engage in simple, quick voice interactions: ask for a weather update, traffic conditions or to be quizzed about a topic, request the latest twitter activities.


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    Ahmed Bouzid
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Ahmed has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Speech Automation and Natural Language Processing and has written extensively on Voice Automation and Voice User Interface design. Ahmed is a co-inventor on several patents, awarded and pending, relating to Natural Language Processing, Speech Automation, and Mobility and is the co-author of "The Elements of VUI Style," a book on Voice User Interface design.

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    Weiye Ma
    Co-Founder & CTO

    Weiye obtained her PhD in Speech Processing and Recognition from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 1999. She has been practicing professionally in the Speech Recognition field since 1994. Weiye has worked extensively in voice interface design of IVR systems in the context of speech and has published several papers on speech recognition.Weiye is the co-author of "The Elements of VUI Style," a book on Voice User Interface design.