Uploaded onÂ Nov 18, 2009
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
About Sixth Sense Technology
SixthSenseÂ is aÂ gestural interfaceÂ device comprising a neck-worn pendant that contains both a data projector and camera. Head-WornÂ versions were also built at MIT Media Lab in 1997 that combined cameras and illumination systems for interactive photographic art, and also included gesture recognition (e.g. finger-tracking using colored tape on the fingers).
SixthSense is a name for extra information supplied by a wearable computer, such as the device called “WuW” (Wear Your World) byÂ Pranav MistryÂ et al., building on the concept of theÂ Telepointer, a neck-worn projector and camera combination first proposed and reduced to practice byÂ MITÂ Media Labstudent Steve Mann.