Thad Starner: An Extension of Self: The Present and Future of Wearable Computing

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Google’s Glass captured the world’s imagination, perhaps more than any other head-up display. Yet, why would people want a wearable computer in their everyday lives? For over twenty years, Professor Thad Starner (Georgia Institute of Technology) and his teams of researchers have been creating living laboratories to discover the most compelling reasons to integrate humans and computers. They have created “wearables” that augment human memory and the senses, focus attention, and assist communication. Is it possible that computers and wearable devices are transforming humans for the better, enhancing key abilities, and leaving more time and space for deeper connections? In this talk, Starner will discuss why wearables, more than any other class of computing to date, have the potential to extend us beyond ourselves.


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