Linda Machina is the Co - Founder and CEO of Machina, a wearable technology company that creates clothes which extend the functionality of the human body. Linda has been named one of Forbes Mexico’s 30 promises under 30, featured as one of Intel’s MakeHers, Google’s Women Tech Makers, and has given talks at the Women 2.0 events in San Francisco, Explorers Festival Lisbon, Wired London, Smart Content Conference Seoul, among others. Machina has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Vice, Hypebeast, among others. Linda and her team are taking the industry to the next level with the idea of open source in wearable tech.
Machina Wearable Technology is one of the first wearable technology companies to embed technology in an invisible way. The story behind Machina – the startup that is creating a jacket with embedded intelligence and sensors that is paving the road for a new generation of “intelligent” clothes that will allow you to monitor your music, life style and even be creative!
Their most famous product called The MIDI Controller Jacket was named "The Most Beautiful Wearable Tech" by Wired UK magazine 2014.
Today, Linda is heading into one of the most male dominated industries – Gaming.
Currently, Linda is developing OBE (Out of Body Experience) the first gaming jacket to provide immersive physical feedback: mesh body vibration, biometrics, audio, temperature and haptic game controls. Allowing users to immerse themselves into a virtual environment and become more emotionally involved via the interaction between the gamer biometrics and the game adaptiveness.
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