Based in San Francisco, WIELD creates wearable technology and systems that enable new types of human-machine interactions. Our R&D and IP portfolios currently include wearables, algorithms, back-end systems, and methods based on a new type of wearable user interface and sensor technology. In 2017, after developing this technology on his own for several years, Dustin Kimmel founded WIELD LLC to commercialize and accellerate this work.
In May of 2020, WIELD's next-generation wearable technology was funded by the National Science Foundation, which is dedicated to transforming promising scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact.
Dustin Kimmel, CEO
Dustin Kimmel, WIELD’s Founder and CEO, has a background in Product Management & Engineering, IoT Hardware Development & Manufacturing, and Marketing. He has started or helped to start several companies (and one corporate team at Twitter), and mentors Bay Area startups on Product Safety, Trust & Safety, and Scalable Operations.
At Twitter, he worked on a problem set that has grown to define our times: free speech, online abuse, fake news, intellectual property and trademark law, law enforcement access to data, domestic and international terrorism, and fundamental questions about the way people interact with each other online.