H2L Inc.'s CTO/Director Ken Iwasaki, left, CTO/CEO Emi Tamaki, center, and advisor Masaaki Sugimoto pose for a portrait at the Lab-Cafe in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 15. H2L is the maker of PossessedHand, a system for controlling a user's hand gestures by applying electrical simulation to the user's forearm muscles. It is also one of several tech startups launched by young Japanese more willing to take risks after mass layoffs following 2011's earthquake and tsunami.

LiPo Ching, San Jose Mercury News