Elliptic Labs is a privately held company with offices in Palo Alto, California, and Oslo, Norway. Started in 2006 as a spinoff from the signal processing environment at the University of Oslo, Elliptic Labs grew from our initial research background in echo-management systems for multi-antenna mobile communication. Elliptic Labs is on a mission to deliver robust natural touchless gesturing that is adaptive to the human style of interaction. We are accomplishing this by enabling ultrasonic touchless gesturing for all PCs, tablets and smartphones to be used anywhere-anytime!
Dr. Haakon Bryhni
Haakon Bryhni is responsible for the day to day operation of Elliptic Labs. Bryhni is a serial entrepreneur and has a proven track record of bringing new technologies from research to products. Bryhni holds a Ph.D. in high speed communication and multiprocessor server systems from the University of Oslo and a MSc in signal processing and telecommunications from Norwegian Institute of Technology.
E-mail: haakon @ ellipticlabs.com
Telephone: +47 95223048 (Oslo, CET)
+1-408-310-3985 (Palo Alto, PST)
Laila Danielsen is an experienced sales executive with a career spanning from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Due to her exceptional leadership skills and strong customer-orientation, Ms. Danielsen has a long history of sales success in bringing technology to market and building focused sales teams. Previously, she was VP of Sales at HotLink Corporation, FastScale Technology, (acquired by EMC/VMware) and Scali (acquired by Platform Computing), Director of Sales for Penguin Computing and Partnership Manager at IBM Corporation. Danielsen is located in our Palo Alto office in California.
E-mail: laila @ ellipticlabs.com
Telephone: +1-415-269-7676 (Palo Alto, PST)
Dr. Tobias Dahl
Founder & CTO
Tobias Dahl has pioneered gesture recognition using ultrasound, and is the passionate founder of Elliptic Labs. He has previous experience from several startups and holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and statistics from the ultrasound research community at University of Oslo (UiO) in 2002, and did his post-doc work at Imperial College, London. In 2005, Dahl received the IEEE Young Author Best Paper Award.
Chairman of the Board
Tore Engebretsen has a Master of Science from the University of Oslo, with a major in theoretical physics (1978). He was one of the founders of VMETRO ASA, and served as its CEO from the company’s founding in 1986 until 2003 and its Chairman from 2003 until 2008. Engebretsen has been Chairman of Nordic Semiconductor since 2001. He has also been a board member in the companies Ferd Venture ASA, Profdoc ASA and Nera ASA. Engebretsen is a partner in the investment company Nunatak AS, and is a Chairman of the Board in the associated portfolio companies.
History & Background
Elliptic Laboratories was founded in Oslo, at the centre of the Norwegian ultrasonics cluster. For decades, Norwegian companies within the ultrasound research community have excelled in using ultrasound for immersion, medical and seismic application. The historical reasons for this are obvious – with a long coastline and petroleum resources, high-tech development has secured both better exploitation and new discoveries. Needs relating to the off-shore industry, such as ship-to-ship communication links, has spurred several startups and technology ventures, many of which are now market leaders in their respective business areas. From its central location, Elliptic Labs shares interests with, and can learn from, some of the best players in the ultrasonic world. Since our products are focused towards consumer electronics, we have established ourselves in Palo Alto, California.