“Sixth Sense” is spearheaded by Pranav Mistry at MIT. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for a profound, data-rich interaction with our environment. Imagine Minority Report.
About Pranav Mistry
Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab. He got his master and bachelor degree from IIT Mumbai in India, and has the background in Computer Science, and Design. Before his studies at MIT, he worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher. Mistry is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions.
Some previous projects from Mistry’s work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.
About Pattie Maes
In the 1990s, Maes’ Software Agents program at MIT created Firefly, a technology (and then a startup) that let users choose songs they liked, and find similar songs they’d never heard of, by taking cues from others with similar taste. This brought a sea change in the way we interact with software, with culture and with one another.
Her newly founded Fluid Interfaces Group, also part of the MIT Media Lab, aims to rethink the ways in which humans and computers interact, partially by redefining both human and computer.