Yost Labs is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Ohio. Our patented sensor technologies enable motion and position tracking in many of today’s and tomorrow’s most exciting products. We enable virtual reality to be immersive and interactive. We enable drones and autonomous cars to navigate. We measure human motion for medical rehab and athletics. We enable robots to move where they are directed to go. We tell you where you are heading and how fast you are getting there. We are Yost Labs.
CEO: Greg Merril. Founding CEO for three prior VC-backed fast growth sensor and simulation product companies. At Interaction Labs was regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (’07). At HT Medical Systems he lead the company to be one of Maryland’s fastest growth technology firms for 4 consecutive years and completed a $42M merger with Immersion Corp. Inventor with 19 issued patents. Principal Investigator for numerous federally-funded grants related to medical applications of virtual reality.
Founder & CTO: Paul Yost. Noted computer scientist and innovator in sensors and robotics. Assistant Professor, Shawnee State University. Founder, Simulation & Gaming Engineering Program, Shawnee State University – Program now ranked above MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and NYU. MS: Computer Science, University of Cincinnati.
CFO: Lowell Morrison. Experienced C-level executive with four exits cumulatively valued at over $100M. 25 years an officer in family VC and PE firms totaling $300M in exits. Recent Peer-to-Peer CEO adviser for early stage companies through Ohio State University-SBDC, Shawnee State and Rio Grande. First in class MBA/CMA: Ohio University.
Paul Yost founded Yost Labs (then YEI Technology) in 2012 in historic Portsmouth, Ohio. Paul set about solving the difficult technical challenge of combining outputs from multiple inertial sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers) to determine absolute orientation of an object – a necessary capability for numerous market applications. The resulting 3-Space™ sensor product line quickly became an acknowledged leader in the emerging low-cost inertial sensor and motion capture markets.
3-Space™ sensors integrate MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers, and together with the company’s proprietary QGRAD™ fusion firmware have established a new benchmark for low latency and high accuracy within the category of Attitude and Heading Reference System / Inertial Measurement Units (AHRS/IMU). Yost Labs’ 3-Space sensors output fully fused orientations at 850Hz (3x faster than legacy technology) providing the necessary responsiveness needed for applications such as virtual reality (VR), drone stabilization, sports biomechanics analysis, and real-time robotic control.
Yost Labs’ motion capture suits utilize the 3-Space™ sensors and have broken through price/performance barriers.
Our PrioVR™ Dev Kit has pre-sold thousands of units and promises to have the largest user community of any full-body inertial sensor interface device in the world by CYE 2016.
Yost Labs’ innovation has been recognized with numerous patent awards with additional patent applications pending. Current customers include technology industry leaders such as Apple, Google, VW, SRI, Oculus, Siemens, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, and the US Navy. The company maintains an in-house, low-volume circuit board production line used for prototyping and rapid iterative development of sensor products for our go-to-market partners. Large-scale circuit-board manufacturing is done in Dayton, Ohio.