Prof. Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing and AR" visits SIAT
Prof. Steve Mann, the “father” of wearable computing and augmented reality (AR), from the University of Toronto, visited Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS (SIAT) by invited on Aug. 2. He made an academic lecture titled "people, computer and environment" in Building A room601. WANG Lei, the deputy director of the Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering and director of the Center for Medical Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, chaired the report. Over 50 teachers and students listened to the report.
Firstly, Steve Mann introduced his career path engaged in research and development of wearable devices. Then explained the theoretical framework of human-computer interaction and augmented reality, especially put forward the method of augmented reality in the field of non-image display method. The lecture also shows his research results. For example, the direct observation of electromagnetic wave and sound signal and other non-visible signals which does not rely on image. He vividly presented this method on slides.
The researchers and postgraduate students of SIAT listened carefully to the report, discussed and communicated with professor Steve Mann about the future trends of wearable devices.