Visualizing Invisible Signals with Phenomenaugmented Reality

“It's fascinating to be able to see the hidden world”

Steve Mann
Steve Mann is a University of Toronto professor in both electrical engineering and computer science, and he created the world’s first mobile-app lab in 1999 as part of his wearable-computing and AR course. Steve is regarded as the father of wearable computing and the wearable-technologies discipline. He is the chief scientist of both Meta Augmented Reality and the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab, a founding member of Interaxon, and the author of Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer.

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