THE FATHER OF WEARABLE TECH ON GOOGLE GLASS, AND LIVING IN A W ORLD W HERE H UMANS H AVE T HE S AME RI GHTS A S B UILDINGS
When did you start creating wearables? My grandfather taught me to weld when I was just four years old, and I became interested in being able to see better, over a wide range of light levels. This is what led me to the invention of Digital Eye Glass (wearable computing) and HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging (see wearcam. org/hdr.htm).
I was always looking for a place where I could combine my talents in art, science, technology, mathematics, and inventrepreneurship (inventorship and entrepreneurship). I ended up getting accepted at MIT so I brought much of my wearable computing with me. I was my own walking laboratory, TV station and photographic studio. How was it received at MIT in the 1970s? The ideas must have been fairly forward-thinking. Certain others were initially opposed to my new concepts, and wearable computing in general, but later took these ideas as their own, by publishing my Sixth Sense and Wearable Computing work without any attribution.