Thad Starner - Face to Face Discussion with Wearable Computers
From Katie Gentilello
Dr. Starner is one of the pioneers of wearable computing and will talk about how computers can be designed and used to be aware of what users are doing, and also to assist them in doing it. His work includes a gloveless, real-time sign language recognizer; various intelligent agents in support of everyday memory; several augmented realities; and a computer-vision base interactive workbench. Dr. Starner’s current work researches the use of computational agents for everyday-use wearable computers, and he has personally worn a custom computer since 1993! Professor Starner has discussed his research in such international public forums as CBS’s 60 Minutes, CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.