HONG KONG, October 02, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Republic of Austria, home to just 8.7 million people in Central Europe, is also home to many Multi-National Corporations such as Austria Micro AMS, Palfinger, Red Bull and Swarovski. Austria is where acid resistant penicillin was discovered so that it could be administered orally and the country is within 3 hours by air to all of Europe, which makes it an ideal place to become the IoT Centre of Europe.
"We are also happy to announce that Hong Kong startup Well Being Digital was selected to explore the Austrian startup scene with a participation in the GIN goAustria Programme, all expenses paid. WBD101 has developed extremely accurate heart rate measurement technology that can be applied to earphones and wrist watches. We hope that their participation in the accelerator program GIN goAustria will allow them to explore the advantages of Austria as an IoT hub in Europe," says Franz Roessler
, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong. "Well Being Digital is the only Hong Kong company to represent Hong Kong and all of China in the Austrian government's incubator programme "goAustria". The programme enables participants to get acquainted to the Austrian and European markets. The programme consists of briefings, site visits, and one-to-one work with a mentor and public presentations in front of possible clients, investors and other Austrian partners."
With almost 50 patents in the SmartBody Sensing area, WBD101's technology recently enabled products like JBL Reflect Fit and Skytech's FTL-E08 to offer very accurate sensing capabilities for the consumers that they target.
"We are very excited to be the only Hong Kong company to participate in this world renowned accelerator program that is sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy," says Kow Ping
, Co-Founder of WBD101. "With our wealth of patents and technology in SmartBody Sensing, WBD101 hopes to collaborate with Austrian startups and multinationals to develop smart devices to solve healthcare issues that are affecting lifestyles around the world."
WBD101's international award winning ActivHearts heart rate sensing technology has been applied to both sports and fitness devices like the JBL Reflect Fit, as well as in healthcare devices like the Hera Leto One (World's First AI-Assisted Earphones for 15 mins Power Walk and 10 mins Stress Relieving Playlist).
Founded in 2012, Well Being Digital Limited (WBD101) is a Hong Kong based company whose first patents are dated back to 2008, incubated by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) it has offices in HKSTP and Shenzhen so as to provide very timely support to B2B customers during their design, tests and production stages. WBD101 focuses on very elaborate SmartBody Sensing Technology. Besides ActivHearts, it has highly accurate motion sensing technology (Mogo). Over the years, WBD101 won numerous international awards including the Best Wearable Mobile Tech Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Special & Gold Awards at the 43rd Geneva Inventions Conventions and 2016 WITSA Global ICT Award.
The Austrian Trade Commission in Hong Kong covers the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau as well as the provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan and Yunnan and the Philippines. In Guangzhou, ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA maintains a branch office (Austrian Consulate General - Commercial Section). Helmed by Commissioner Franz Roessler, the Austrian Trade Commission has been exploring business opportunities and providing services to Austrian companies in the region.