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This demo, from the Fluid Interfaces Lab of Pattie Maes at MIT, and spearheaded by PhD student Pranav Mistry, was the buzz of TED. SixthSense [] is a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. The innovative device allows to literally overlay everyday objects with real-time visualizations, in order to inform users about normally invisible information relevant to the objects in view. Imagine ingredient pie charts beamed on top of apple pies. Imagine Facebook comments projected on people's foreheads.

Watch the videos below or at the project's documentation page.



That's an interesting project, but in the picture and videos the lighting is very low, I guess it's to allow projected images to be visible, that's not the standard condition of newspaper reading or supermarket shopping. They'd need a really bright projector for it to work properly.

Fri 13 Mar 2009 at 12:47 AM

Gah! Cutting edge technology aside, the last thing I want to see when I am out and about is a 'loading graphic' in front of my face. The best thing about the real world is that it's real time.

Sun 15 Mar 2009 at 5:52 AM

Good point. What about some pop-up ads on top of that? :)

Lets try not to be too sceptical...

Sun 15 Mar 2009 at 11:00 PM
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