Friday, December 11, 2009

Pranav Mistry : The inventor of 'SixthSense' (WUW - Wear Ur World) technology

'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface gadget that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. By using a camera and a tiny projector mounted in a pendant like wearable device, 'SixthSense' sees what you see and visually augments any surfaces or objects we are interacting with. It projects information onto surfaces, walls, and physical objects around us, and lets us interact with the projected information through natural hand gestures, arm movements, or our interaction with the object itself.

The current prototype system costs approximately $350 to build. Mr. Pranav Mistry a MIT Media Lab student from India is the inventor of 'SixthSense'.

VIDEO: Demonstration of 'SixthSense' / WUW - Wear Ur World by Pranav Mistry at TED Talks Video

VIDEO: Presentation of 'SixthSense' by Ms. Pattie Maes on TED Talks Video

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About Mr. Pranav Mistry

Mr. Pranav Mistry is currently working as a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He is working under Ms. Pattie Maes (Director, Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab). Before joining MIT Pranav Mistry worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received his Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. He has completed bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. His is from Palanpur - his hometown - which is situated in northern Gujarat in India.

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  1. That's pretty awesome.... I would love to be able to use that kind of technology....

  2. However today information has largely taken on a different form and it's not possible to carry millions of words of information in the palm of your hand and send it across the world at the touch of a button.