SynTouch Named Technology Pioneer 2014 by World Economic Forum

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

LOS ANGELES, California, August 27, 2013 – SynTouch LLC, developer and maker of the only sensor technology in the world that endows robots with the ability to replicate – and sometimes exceed – the human sense of touch, was today named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2014.

SynTouch is ushering in a new technological era with robotic devices that enable dexterity, prevent damage, provide awareness, protect humans, and improve product quality, all because they identify and react to what they are touching,” said Dr. Gerald Loeb, CEO at SynTouch. “We are grateful to the World Economic Forum for recognizing how transformative our BioTac and “Machine Touch®” technologies will be in providing intriguing, cost-saving and even life-changing solutions to everyday problems.

Each year, the World Economic Forum chooses a select number of Technology Pioneers from hundreds of applicants. Candidate companies are nominated by Members, constituents and collaborators of the World Economic Forum, and by the public. A selection committee, comprised of top technology and innovation experts, academics and venture capitalists, reviews all applications before making its recommendation to the World Economic Forum.

Previous Technology Pioneers include Google (2001), Mozilla Corporation (2007), Wikimedia and 23&Me (2008), Twitter (2010), Dropbox and Kickstarter (2012), and SoundCloud (2013).

The Technology Pioneers 2014 will be awarded for their achievements in a ceremony on September 12 at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013. The Meeting is the foremost global business gathering in Asia, which brings together leaders from top-ranked multinationals and chief executive officers of dynamic and fast-growing companies.

About SynTouch

SynTouch LLC developed and makes the only sensor technology in the world that endows robots with the ability to replicate – and sometimes exceed – the human sense of touch. Its lead product – the BioTac – mimics the physical properties and sensory capabilities of the human fingertip. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Los Angeles, SynTouch provides Machine Touch® – complete tactile sensing solutions for industrial, medical and military applications:

About the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (


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