The Sixth Sense: A Revolution in Wearable Tech

This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine “Minority Report” and then some.

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6 Responses to The Sixth Sense: A Revolution in Wearable Tech

  1. Please. This is so overrated. You might as well wear a TV on your chest and a VCR on your back that shows clips of your 8th birthday, and then claim it is a profoundly new way of accessing memories. Could even call it mind reading. The demo was interesting to be sure, but lame and unimaginative. I expected better from MIT.

  2. Please. This is so overrated. You might as well wear a TV on your chest and a VCR on your back that shows clips of your 8th birthday, and then claim it is a profoundly new way of accessing memories. Could even call it mind reading. The demo was interesting to be sure, but lame and unimaginative. I expected better from MIT.

  3. I can see where they are going but I think the projector is a bad idea. I don't want the rest of the world to see what information I am working with and I don't want to see other peoples information. It would be chaos, not to mention that it is totally antisocial to project information about the people you meet onto them as you meet them. This should be done with some kind of glasses or contact lens screen. there must be more subtle ways of controlling it than with your hands as well. Sure hands can play their part but I want to be able to control my interface with facial expressions and minute movements. I will look forward to seeing where this goes. I hate having to leave the net and being able to carry it in an always on, always interacting manner would be awesome.

  4. I can see where they are going but I think the projector is a bad idea. I don’t want the rest of the world to see what information I am working with and I don’t want to see other peoples information. It would be chaos, not to mention that it is totally antisocial to project information about the people you meet onto them as you meet them. This should be done with some kind of glasses or contact lens screen. there must be more subtle ways of controlling it than with your hands as well. Sure hands can play their part but I want to be able to control my interface with facial expressions and minute movements. I will look forward to seeing where this goes. I hate having to leave the net and being able to carry it in an always on, always interacting manner would be awesome.

  5. As Will Smith once said, "I got to get me one of these!"

    @Ro – I agree, a cool monocle would be better for this sort of thing.

    @Zeidolon – a sneak peak at new technology in its early development is awesome to people with imagination.

  6. As Will Smith once said, “I got to get me one of these!”

    @Ro – I agree, a cool monocle would be better for this sort of thing.

    @Zeidolon – a sneak peak at new technology in its early development is awesome to people with imagination.