Our group designs, invents, builds and uses wearable computers and digital prosthesis in ordinary day-to-day settings. Cybernetics draws upon electrical engineering, mathematics, control theory, biology and psychology to build feedback loops that include both technology and humans.
Please follow the links above to find out more about our specific projects.
Please see the links at http://about.eyetap.org for detailed information on designing, building, and using wearable computers.
Kodak Lecture Series: EyeTap Technology
- Wristwatch Computer
WearComp as a new framework for Intelligent Signal Processing
How to Build a Version of
(see also an earlier article on
The Wyckoff Principle:
extending dynamic range by combining differently exposed images
- Headmounted Wireless Video:
an introduction to the notion of Personal Imaging
Wearable Computing: A First Step Toward Personal Imaging
: summary of my last 20 years as a "photographic cyborg"
feature article from IEEE Computer, Feb. 1997, Vol. 30,
Existential Technology of Synthetic Synesthesia for the Visually
wearable radar with vibrotactile output, etc.
Smart Clothing: The "Wearable Computer" and WearCam
An Historical Account of the WearComp Inventions
Developed for Applications in "Personal Imaging"
A wearable amateur radio station
Video Orbits of the Projective Group:
the mathematical theory behind "Personal Imaging" (also available
as a PDF and in an
earlier version (PostScript format)
- Netcam: an Introduction to WearCam Online
"Smart" Clothing: a good introduction to read
before the next item....
A controversial critique of environmental intelligence
and ubiquitous surveillance versus personal intelligence:
Wearable Multimedia Computing and "Personal Imaging" to restore the
technological balance between people and their
(how wearable technologies can protect our
privacy and freedom as the world around us
becomes "smarter" and more intrusive)
mission statement (published in CACM; Vol.39,8; August 1996)
"Photoquantigraphy" with AGC: Joint Parameter Estimation in both
Domain and Range of Functions in Same Orbit of the
this paper pertains to creating high resolution radiance maps,
by combining differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter
in order to extend dynamic range. (Based on an earlier
1993 paper published in IS&T.)
Wearable, Tetherless, Computer-Mediated Reality
(with possible future applications to the disabled)
(Feb. 2, 1996, adapted to paper presented at AAAI,
background information on WearCam/WearComp
This is an extended version of
Wearable Tetherless Computer-Mediated Reality:
WearCam as a Wearable Face-Recognizer, and other applications for
(including the Visual Memory Prosthetic)
- How to build
a version of the WearComp5 for under $400
if you already have a laptop computer
The Chirplet Transform:
a generalization of the wavelet transform with applications in image
processing, imaging, radar, wearable radar (e.g. the BlindVision
Algebraic Projective Geometry and "Periodicity in Perspective"
- Adaptive Chirplet Transform
- The Chirplet Transform: A Generalization of
Gabor's Logon Transform