Dennis Fountaine, CEO of Silicon Valley based Transcendent Technologies, recognized early the disruptive potential of voice controlled devices. The key opportunity he saw was helping seniors at home with medical needs through a voice enabled companion.
But after evaluating off-the-shelf products like Google Home and Amazon Echo, there were two major flaws: "wake words" required to initiate interaction and memorization of voice commands needed to execute functions.
Dennis saw the opportunity to add layers of intelligence to automate the voice services function through a stand-alone hardware solution.
Knowing he had a limited window to develop such a product, he began a search for the right team. This search led him to Design 1st.