The Thrilling Power of
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1. In 2000, he developed a motion sensing
device using 2 mice.
2. This technology merges your real world
and your digital world.
3. Take pictures with your hands
4. Imagine dialing a phone using the palm of
5. A web cam pinched to a piece of paper
becomes an IPAD.
6. The camera tracks your fingers.
7. You are able to move around and interact
with people but still use a computer.
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1. What is Milo able to do?
2. What do you think computers will look like in 10
3. What will we be able to do with them?
Pattie Maes and
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What’s the Point?
∗ We don’t have easy access to information that
we can use in our everyday lives.
∗ If we go to McDonalds to buy a Big Mac, we
don’t pull out our mobile device and do a
Google search to find the nutritional info and
reviews on the taste.
∗ It is not handy enough. We need something
that is easier to use – hence SixthSense.
Cost and Size
∗ It would not cost more than today’s cell
phones. Right now the cost is just $350. Soon
it will be even cheaper.
∗ At this point it is small and fits around your
neck but in the future it will be even smaller.
∗ The system will recognize the book and find the
rating on Amazon.com
∗ Its not perfect yet, maybe in 10 years we will even
have the SixthSense brain implant so that we won’t
have to wear anything.
∗ Explain what you think SeventhSense would look like
and be able to do?
We just saw the development of a
computer that will be mounted on
Pretend that you have invented
such a device. Answer the
1. Give this computer a name
2. Describe it in more detail
3. Why should people buy it?
4. Where will it be sold?
5. How much will you charge for this computer?
6. What will the slogan be?
7. What type of person would be most inclined to
Computer that mounts on your body…
∗ Mistry, Pranav. The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense
Technology. Ted.com video. November, 2009.
∗ Maes, Pattie and Pranav Mistry. Pattie Maes and
Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense. Ted.com video.
∗ Molyneaux, Peter. Project Natal Milo Demo.
Youtube video. June 2, 2009.