Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab. Before his studies at MIT, he worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher; he’s a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology. Mistry is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions.
He is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.
In this video he presents several technologies which facilitate interaction between the physical world and the world of data. He also includes an extensive demonstration of his SixthSense device and a new, conceptually revolutionary “laptop of paper.” In the brief final interview, Mistry says he will make the software SixthSense ‘open source’, so that its potential is available to all.
Some previous projects from Mistry’s work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world.
If you want to listen to him, check out this video: