Company Mission: Innovating for the True Pervasive Future.
Hexcal, a pioneering technology company, is at the forefront of revolutionizing the ubiquitous computing age by leveraging cutting-edge advancements in technology. In an era where the electricity age, internet age, and AI age have shaped our lives, people are now seeking technologies that can be used in a more general, advanced, and automated way to enhance their overall life experiences.
In 1988, Mark Weiser, during his tenure as Chief Technologist of PARC (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center), coined the term "ubiquitous computing" or "ubicomp." This visionary concept envisions a future where computers and human beings seamlessly merge as one, where everything around us serves human beings without the need for explicit commands or conscious awareness, becoming an extension of ourselves. Sensors, edge computing, cloud technology, giant networking, and artificial intelligence have played significant roles in advancing the road toward the ubiquitous computing age.
Hexcal is founded at the of Computing of Imperial College London, in Huxely Building at 2015.
Inspired and driven by the possibilities of ubiquitous computing, Hexcal is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation. The name "Hex-" symbolizes the hexadecimal numeral system, widely used in computer science, representing the bridge that connects human beings and cybernetic entities. "-cal" as a suffix for a certain subject signifies Hexcal's commitment to continuous research on the relationship between humans and cyber technologies. Returning to 2015 at Imperial College London, Hexcal achieved a groundbreaking milestone by developing the world's first wearable Parkinson's disease diagnosis device, contributing to a healthier future. Subsequently, Hexcal shifted its focus to terminal devices with self-sustaining power capabilities, from Project Monolith to Project Ark (Hexcal Studio).
As power terminals hold the key to unlocking the full potential of the ubiquitous age, Hexcal recognizes that power forms the foundation for leveraging computational power and advanced sensors to better understand human beings. "Power terminal is the key to advanced artificial intelligence," stated Edward H.Luke, the founder of Hexcal, system architect, inventor and artificial intelligence scientist. "The dedicated level of a terminal device is exponentially proportional to its power supply level, but inversely related to the device's accessibility."
An early prototype of Hexcal's power device invention
To strike the delicate balance between accessibility and dedicated capabilities in our inventions, Hexcal has developed its own design methodology known as Reasoning Design Engineering (RDE). Inspired by computer theories, humanity, and circular economies, RDE integrates the principles of being timeless, cutting-edge, foundational, and diverse. "In today's world, it is increasingly difficult for individuals to differentiate whether they are controlling devices or being controlled by them. There are far too many devices that overpower our lives," remarked Edward. "One of Hexcal's major goals is to put people back at the center of their lives, rather than being overwhelmed by their devices."
At Hexcal, we are committed to shaping a more imaginative, brighter, and eco-friendly technological future. Through our relentless pursuit of innovation and user-centric design, we aim to create a world where technology seamlessly integrates with human experience, empowering individuals to thrive in the ubiquitous computing age.