Homecoming Lecture: Computers That We Can Wear
Friday, October 31, 2014|
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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About the Event
Exponential progress of computing and the
associated technologies as manifested by Moore’s Law
have enabled extreme miniaturization, low power operation,
and multi-function integration. Many
programs at the University of Michigan in the past two
decades have directly contributed to this transformative
progress. These trends and new capabilities are
creating opportunities for building devices that interact
with the user and the environment in novel ways.
Examples of such devices include Google Glass, smart
watches, body monitors, and the forward looking
smart contact lenses.
Babak Parviz is the creator of Google Glass and cofounder
of the Smart Contact Lens program at Google.
His work has been put on display at the London
Museum of Science and has received numerous
honors, including Popular Science’s Grand Award: Best
of What is New (2013); CNN10 Invention (2013); Time
magazine’s Best Invention of the Year (2008 and 2012),
and Your Health’s Top 10 Medical Advance of the Year
(2008). He received the IEEE CAS Society Industrial
Pioneer Award for 2014.
Contact: Jason Davis, Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Sponsor(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Open to: Public