On You: A Story of Wearable Computing Curated by Thad Starner and Clint Zeagler

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The College of Computing and the GVU Center host a Georgia Tech Alumni Day at the Computer History Museum! Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1pm - 3pm. A number of college faculty will be in attendance including these special guests.

Meet Georgia Tech Leadership and Curators:

                    Zvi Galil, The John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing

                    Charles Isbell, Associate Dean of Computing & Professor

                    Keith Edwards, Professor and Director, GVU Center

                    Thad Starner, Co-Curator, Professor of Interactive Computing

                    Clint Zeagler, Co-Curator, Research Scientist in Wearable Computing

                    Center, Interactive Media Technology Center

Please RSVP! 

On You: A Story of Wearable Computing June 30th - September 20th 2015 at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California

Clint Zeagler | Curator / Designer

Thad Starner | Curator

Kevin Shankwiler | Designer

Yoni Kaplan | Designer

Tavenner M. Hall | Text and Images


Wearable computers and head-mounted displays are in the press daily. Why now? While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have these devices become practical and desirable. Using consumer, professional, and “maker” devices, this exhibit demonstrates four challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays. The groups of head-mounted displays shown here reflect product categories that developed as these challenges were addressed:  

·      virtual reality displays which seek to remove the user from reality

·      portable video viewers for entertainment

·      industrial systems designed to support work tasks

·      early academic and maker systems that provide smartphone-like productivity and communication abilities for everyday use and

·      current consumer devices that leverage modern miniaturized sensors and wireless mobile networks to provide services that are “there when you need it, gone when you don’t.”



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  • Created By:Birney Robert
  • Created:06/02/2015
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