Spire

Wearable for health and productivity that tracks state of mind, breath and activity.

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Big Data, Consumer Electronics, Hardware, Healthcare, Mobile, YC Winter 2015

What do we do?

Spire builds respiration sensing wearables that take bio-sensing beyond activity into mental health, productivity, mindfulness and chronic disease management. Our product changes lives.

Spire’s first product, a consumer wearable available at https://www.spire.io, Amazon and Apple, uses respiratory patterns to infer a wearer’s state-of-mind (tense, calm, focused). The app provides feedback that's been proven to lower tension and increase calm and focus in everyday life. Clinical applications of the device and technology are currently being piloted.

Technical challenges

The Spire sensor continuously and accurately tracks respiratory parameters (such as inhalation and exhalation time, apneic events, etc.) and activity (steps, gait, posture) in realtime, streaming raw data to a smartphone,and ultimately to our infrastructure. Each day we collect, store, and process over 10 billion data points.

Our press coverage

http://www.outsideonline.com/2016276/my-life-wired-athlete
time.com/4017002/spire-wearable/
fusion.net/story/199619/clipping-this-150-mindfulness-device-to-my-bra-actually-made-me-feel-zen/
http://www.thegloss.com/2015/09/09/mental-heath/wearable-tech-spire-stress/

Our tech stack

  • Hardware
  • Android/Java
  • PostgreSQL
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Neural Networks
  • Numpy
  • iOS/Swift
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Amazon AWS
  • Machine Learning
  • Apache Spark

Our investors

  • Rock Health
  • Y Combinator
  • Stanford-StartX Fund
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers