CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design)Fridays 12:50-2:05 · Gates B01 · Open to the public
Thad Starner · College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Wearable Computing: Assimilating the Next Generation of 'Borg
April 1, 2011
Wearable computing is now a part of everyday life. Bluetooth headsets, iPods, and smart phones are commonly worn in public and have much of the functionality demonstrated by early researchers in the field. What is the next step? In this talk, I will describe some of the more unusual and surprising applications currently being explored at Georgia Tech. These include Mobile Music Touch (a mobile, wireless glove that helps a wearer learn new piano melodies without active attention), BrainSign (a Brain Computer Interface effort which attempts to recognize sign language by scanning the user's motor cortex), and CHAT (the Cetacean Hearing Augmentation and Telemetry wearable computer designed for two way communication with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins). I will also describe our ongoing, long-term effort using wearable computers as a grand-AI experiment.