Full professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto
Eye Itself as a Camera: Sensors, Integrity, and Trust
Ayinography is the use of the eye itself as a camera. By recording brainwaves, we read the “mind’s eye”. Wearable ayinographic technology represents a new opportunity to solve an old problem: the lack of integrity inherent in the world around us. We live in a world of half-truths where incomplete evidence is collected about almost every facet of our lives. Wearable computing can and should provide the answer that allows us to capture and tell our own story, in a way that builds trust and integrity in service of truth, and ultimately, service of humanity through extended-reality intelligence (Human-in-the-loop AI). More generally we advocate whole truth through a full panoramic 360° wearable vision system (Teth VisionTM), and a complete understanding of fundamental physics through Integral Kinematics.
- Visiting Full Professor, Stanford University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Room 216, 350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305.
- Chair of the Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF).
- Founding Member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence.
- Marquis Who's Who 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Invented wearable computing in his childhood, brought this invention to MIT to found the MIT wearable computing project, and "persisted in his vision and ended up founding a new discipline." -- Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab Director, 1997.
Invented, designed, and built the world's first smartwatch in 1998 (patent filed 1999, featured on cover of Linux Journal July 2000) which he presented at IEEE ISSCC 2000 where he was named "The father of the wearable computer".
Inventor of HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging, used in more than 2 billion smartphones. ("The first report of digitally combining multiple pictures of the same scene to improve dynamic range appears to be Mann 1993" -- Robertson etal, JEI 12(2).) Originally developed HDR to help people see using his EyeTap Digital Eye Glass invention which predates the Google Glass by more than 30 years.
Founded companies with valuation in excess of $1 billion, together with students. (See http://wearcam.org/news/).