Pranav Mistry:Stars On Earth
Pranav Mistry (b. 1981 in Palanpur, India) is one of the inventors of SixthSense. He is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab. SixthSense has recently attracted global attention. Among some of his previous work, Pranav has invented Mouseless – an invisible computer mouse; intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, located and can send reminders and messages; a pen that can draw in 3D; and a public map that can act as Google of physical world. Pranav holds a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay besides his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Nirma Institute Of Technology, Ahmedabad. Pranav’s research interests include Ubiquitous computing, Gestural and Tangible Interaction, AI, Augmented reality, Machine vision, Collective intelligence and Robotics.
Sixth Sense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. Pranav also won Young Innovator Award TR35 by Technology Review. In 2010, he was named to Creativity Magazine’s Creativity 50. Mistry has been called “one of ten, best inventors in the world right now” by Chris Anderson.
The promised release of all the code as open source has not happened as of November 2010 and no version of the Sixth Sense products have been produced.