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Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

This demo, from Pattie Maes‘ lab at MIT (and spearheaded by her student Pranav Mistry), was the buzz of TED2009. Sixth Sense is a wearable device with a projection screen that paves the way for profound, data-rich interaction with our environment. Imagine Minority Report and then some. (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 08:42.)

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  • Arnab Kumar Ray commented on Jun 17 2010

    The power of adding simple existing technolgies to create this device is worth the applause. Is this kind of thought process leading to a new wave of Tech Evolution – “Mathematics of Technology”… How technologies can be added, subracted, multiped to create a new user defined, need based product.

    This product/ technology alone has the power to empower the common man with the knowledge to take a wise and sensible decision encompassing various streams of issues like environment, over fishing, global warming, fossil fuels, etc- hence changing the entire economics of demand and supply for products and services.

    Fab Stuff!

  • Arnab Kumar Ray commented on Jun 17 2010

    The power of adding simple existing technolgies to create this device is worth the applause. Is this kind of thought process leading to a new wave of Tech Evolution – “Mathematics of Technology”… How technologies can be added, subracted, multiped to create a new user defined, need based product.

    This product/ technology alone has the power to empower the common man with the knowledge to take a wise and sensible decision encompassing various streams of issues like environment, over fishing, global warming, fossil fuels, etc- hence changing the entire economics of demand and supply for products and services.

    Fab Stuff!

  • Shadi B.A commented on Feb 2 2010

    This technology has a camera, mirror, phone, colored caps and projector. You can use this technology for calling or take picture and you can use for anything you need or like doing. This technology is very nice but we need to update it to help everybody use it easily. This set can be hanged in your shirt like tie. This technology is very important and it is not easy to use but it is very beautiful. You can use your fingers to draw a picture or making a telephone call.

  • Shadi B.A commented on Feb 2 2010

    khalid AL-DBABAN

    This video has been really wonderful and I’ll buy this device ..

  • Abdulrhman AL_Jallal commented on Feb 1 2010

    Hello , how are you.
    This video is very interesting because it talks about something we can get benefits from, and also help us in our works . but also this machine urged to communicate with other people.
    there is something i don’t like it in this machine which is no privacy

  • faisal . al-thuweini commented on Feb 1 2010

    this device is on of modern technology and its not really difficult to use.
    i like it, because its sophisticated technology and easy to use but i think also when you do that thing you did by this machine its will be clearly if you do it by hand

  • hari balaji commented on Jan 23 2010

    gud job yar……………….
    ur really genius…………

  • hari balaji commented on Jan 23 2010

    gud job yar……………….
    ur really genius…………

  • hari balaji commented on Jan 23 2010

    gud job yar……………….
    ur really genius…………

  • YILONG LIANG commented on Jan 9 2010

    great invention

  • don peter commented on Nov 16 2009

    Pretty much brilliant pranav…….
    great work yaar

  • Ambreen Hussain commented on Jul 28 2009

    Many product designs fail to answer the question as to… why this is necessary, and does it benefit more, health or otherwise, than its predecessor? You guys have most definitely succeeded in providing those answers. Pranav and MIT, this is truly amazing. As a wearable aficionado as well, I applaud your great work, and look forward to following the progress and iterations of the Sixth Sense.

    • kyle laovose commented on Dec 11 2009

      hater>>> why are some of the gaming consoles neccisary? why is it neccisary to go further than 30 miles than where you are born?

  • tom carry commented on Mar 11 2009

    It’s a good news for us and i am agreed with this article! i talk about my opinion so this facility is better then others. There is a wide variety of individuals all over the world, who are constantly looking for ways that will make their every day lives much more convenient, and they are also trying to find ways to be able to get things done a lot faster. Great post i look forward to reading more!

    Tom

  • sachin kumar commented on Mar 11 2009

    amazing and unbelievable demo of sixth Sense…great …this is the future..

    Sachin
    http://qtp.blogspot.com

  • drew an commented on Mar 11 2009

    Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world