Pranav Mistry

Inventor of Sixth Sense

In his presentation the genius behind the Sixth Sense technology, Pranav Mistry explains and offers a fascinating perspective into why he believes imagination is the only limit in merging technology with real life.

Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. He is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions. Currently, he is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT´s Media Lab.

MIT whiz kid, Pranav is one of those rare people with the ability to charm you the moment you meet him. He radiates an enthusiasm for invention which is thoroughly contagious. He is a fascinating and spontaneous speaker, with a passionate desire to help everyone to be creative and innovative.

Pranav Mistry holds a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. He previously worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher. Previous projects from his 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. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

"One of the two or three, best inventors in the world right now" - Chris Anderson


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