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Steve Mann, ‘father of wearable computing’, to keynote Toronto wearable conference

November 7, 2014

TORONTO, ON — Steve Mann, widely recognized as the ‘father of wearable computing’ and pioneer in the field of wearable technologies, will keynote the Future.Innovation.Technology.Creativity. (FITC) Wearables conference in Toronto on November 13, 2014.

Mann will unveil a new invention that makes sight itself visible, and can be used to “see” computer vision and surveillance in a way never before possible. Dubbed ‘surveilluminescence’, the technology reveals a camera’s “sightfield” as a pattern of glowing lights.

He is currently a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he directs the Humanistic Intelligence Research Laboratory and is Chief Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management. Mann is also Chief Scientist of Meta, the makers of Spaceglasses.

Event Details

What: Professor Steve Mann keynotes FITC Wearables
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Keynote: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m.
Where: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West, Toronto, ON  M5V 3G5

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Mann will be available for interviews after 12 noon on Monday, November 9, 2014. To arrange an interview, please contact:

Alexandra Mushka
alexandra@eyetap.org
416-046-5321

More information:
Marit Mitchell
Senior communications officer, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
416-978-7997; marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca