Keith Kirkland is the CEO + Cofounder of WearWorks, a company that builds products and experiences that communicate information through touch. Navigation is inherently visual and no where is that more clear than for the 285 million people in the world living with a visual impairment. Their first product, WAYBAND™, is a wrist-wearable haptic navigation device for the blind and visually impaired. They have patented an intuitive way to guide a person to a destination using vibration, without the need for any visual or audio cues. And in 2017, it was used to help a person who is blind run the first 15 miles of the NYC marathon without sighted assistance.
Keith is a public speaker, mechanical engineer, accessories designer, and industrial designer with experience developing innovation-based concepts and experiences. He has worked with organizations ranging from the MET Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Unilever, Futureworks, Mini Cooper, Discovery Channel, TED, Dropbox, The Yokohama Government, Coach, and the National Science Foundation.