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
Teth Week, June 21-28: Wearable Sensors, Integrity, and Trust, for a Full-Truth
We present fundamental new breakthroughs in body-borne computing to create a more complete picture, which we name "Teth Vision". Wearable computing represents a new opportunity to solve an old problem: the lack of integrity inherent in the world around us. We advocate full-truth by not destroying, i.e. by not prohibiting one side of a story, when there are at least two sides to every story. We present some new technologies that blur the boundaries between seeing, remembering, and recording. More generally, we advocate a new kind of truth and integrity based on always allowing completeness. Wearable systems can be used to facilitate such completeness, in various ways such as:
- Metaveillance (sensing sensors and sensing their capacity to sense) makes machine intelligence auditable by end users;
- Fundamental physics, e.g. distance and its derivatives: speed, acceleration, jerk, jounce, ..., is a half-truth without also including integral kinematics, i.e. time integrals of distance;
- Wearable panoramamic image-sensing gives us an ability to see a full 360° (like eyes in the back of the head), which we name ``Teth Vision'', in contrast to the vision that only looks forward (which we name Pi Vision, i.e. Pi is only 180 degrees).
- 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/).