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Do You See Through Glass?35:32 with Robin Christopherson
Is Google Glass the herald of a tidal wave of wearables or is the Emperor really wearing nothing but a pair of goofy goggles? Will the truly tiny HUD liberate us from the emasculating need to tap on a touchscreen or just add to the headache that is responsive design? Head of Digital Inclusion at leading UK tech charity AbilityNet will take a good look at what the future of apps will look like through Glass in 2014 and beyond.
[MUSIC] 0:00 [CLAPPING] Thanks Ian. 0:02 Can people here okay? 0:07 Great I need audience feedback because I can't see, and 0:10 my guide dog down there, he's new, newly minted. 0:17 Archie is, gets very excited when people clap, so I 0:24 should probably have said to Ian don't let people clap at 0:28 any cost because you can hear him kind of going 0:30 a bit, and making him, a fool of himself down there. 0:32 So that's why he's not up here with me. 0:35 He's down there. 0:36 So thanks very much, Ian. 0:37 That's really great. 0:39 So, at Ability Net, we are hugely excited about technology, 0:41 and the empowering potential it has for people with different disabilities. 0:45 But what we're finding in this mobile centric environment, is that what's 0:50 good for some people, when they're out and about using a smartphone, for example on a 0:55 sunny day when they find it difficult to see the screen, and they need 1:00 to have the text high contrast or they need slightly larger fonts or bold. 1:04 Is exactly the same as what somebody needs 1:09 whose got a permanent visual impairment for example. 1:11 Or when you're driving in your car and you cant interact with the phone 1:13 in the normal way maybe you need to speak to it, and have it spoken 1:17 back to you, is exactly the same way that someone with a permanent motor 1:20 impairment for example, or a permanent vision 1:23 impairment like myself would interact with their devices. 1:26 And glass and wearable technology is just 1:30 promising to take this these opportunities, these 1:33 advantages, this inclusivity, and making it smaller, 1:37 making it more useful, making it ever present. 1:40 And that's what we're going to talk about. 1:42 So if you can put up with 1:44 JAWS at the front here for, this is how I use a computer. 1:50 And when we've got something to, well lots of video clips by the way to show you. 1:55 I've only got three slides, and this one of them. 1:59 And this is how minimalist my slides are. 2:01 So here we've got someone wearing Glass, 2:04 and that's what we're gonna be talking about. 2:07 We're gonna be talking about Glass. 2:08 We're gonna be talking about its applications. 2:09 We're gonna be talking about other developments and the ways 2:11 that these technologies will become more and more ever present. 2:14 And what you as developers can think about, you 2:19 know, the sort of mindset, you can get into the 2:21 head space about how what you do is going 2:24 to be impacting people, and how it can benefit people. 2:27 And perhaps what you might think about doing, which you otherwise wouldn't have 2:30 done, that would take advantage of 2:33 some these opportunities, some of these technologies. 2:35 So I'm gonna start off with a video. 2:38 [SOUND] I'm gonna plug in the audio, sorry for the crack. 2:40 Okay. 2:48 I'll turn that down a bit. 2:49 Or, do you want to crank it down a smidge. 2:51 [SOUND] Great. 2:52 So, wouldn't you like to have your computer speaking to you like this? 2:55 I'll slow it down a bit so you can. 2:58 [INAUDIBLE]. 3:00 Wouldn't you like your computer to talk to you like that all the time? 3:04 So let's watch a quick video. 3:09 This is a news item that is covering a recent, video that 3:10 Google put out showing there Google 3:14 employees using Glass on a day-to-day basis. 3:17 And so it's kind of critique that video. 3:19 >> This morning Google released the new trailer from its Glass project. 3:22 Is augmented reality the next big step in our everyday lives. 3:26 [SOUND] Hey, I'm Anthony. 3:30 And if you have not seen this new Glass video, it's pretty awesome. 3:37 It's showing people getting live directions, 3:41 taking and sending photos and texts, 3:43 video chatting, translating foreign languages as 3:45 they go through their daily routine. 3:48 Well, the Google employee version of a daily routine any way, 3:50 which is I guess piloting vintage 3:53 airplanes, taking trapeze lessons and snowboarding. 3:55 Thanks, stock options. 3:58 [MUSIC] 3:59 Google's glass is really the first huge push to 4:00 get useful augmented reality into the hands of everyone. 4:03 Starting with developers, who can pre-order their unit 4:07 now for 1500 bucks, and get it in 2014. 4:09 Now a lot of the stuff in the trailer might make it seem pretty silly. 4:12 For instance, I'm very rarely going to need to share 4:15 the ice sculpture I'm carving on Google plus, but I 4:18 do love the bit where the guy is walking through 4:22 the airport and his gate and flight information pop up automatically. 4:24 That sort of thing, that sort of instantaneous, effortless access to 4:27 important information has been the main function of augmented reality so far. 4:31 Soldiers have had head mounted displays in the field since 2005. 4:36 And jet fighter cockpits use heads up displays. 4:39 Both of them overlay important target and navigational information, allowing a pilot 4:42 or a soldier to make these split second instinctive decisions without hesitation. 4:47 Automobile manufacturers have already showed off how that would work in a car. 4:51 Highlighting important signs and lanes, overlaying traffic information. 4:56 It's gonna be hard to miss your exit if it's 4:59 glowing, and there's a big arrow pointing to it, right? 5:01 Spatial environmental rooms like the University of 5:05 Illinois at Chicago's CAVE2, use giant rooms with 5:08 3D glasses, and control once to let people 5:12 collaborate on medical research or other complex projects. 5:14 They let people do things like walk through the human brain, and 5:18 now, the general public is getting Google Glass, but what happens when Google 5:22 Glass or something like it, gets as powerful as Cave Two and hopefully 5:26 much less noticeable because lets be honest, Google Glass looks really silly. 5:32 I feel like my dad would wear it with a fanny pack or something. 5:37 Well, Darpa is currently working on 5:40 augmented reality contact lenses called scenic. 5:43 Tiny, full color, high resolution displays right over your eye. 5:46 Completely unnoticeable. 5:50 Now it will be a long time before they trickle down to us. 5:52 But, something from last week popped into my head as I was thinking about all this. 5:54 The FDA just approved the Argus II bionic eye. 5:59 Now, that's an artificial retina that restores partial sight to the blind. 6:02 The Argus uses a visor that looks a lot like Google's glass, 6:06 to record the wearer's field of vision, send the image to a 6:10 belt pack processor, and then that processor turns the videos into electrical 6:13 signals that are wirelessly transmitted to an implant in the person's eye tissue. 6:18 And right now Argus sends black and white low 6:24 resolution images, but that's going to get better and better. 6:26 And its processing power improves, that belt 6:28 pack might be replaced with, say your phone. 6:31 And right now, the implant costs $100,000, but 6:34 as technology gets better, it's gonna get cheaper. 6:37 So what happens when augmented reality just lives in our eyes? 6:40 I think it's gonna be amazing, but this stuff can be a little frightening. 6:44 For instance, I cannot even remember my friend's phone numbers anymore. 6:47 Because of smartphones. 6:52 So what happens when I off board my whole life to the internet? 6:54 How conscientious are people really going to be when everything 6:57 they need to know is spoon-fed to them at every moment? 7:01 And what happens when someone hacks into what you see? 7:05 Or the implant just fails? 7:07 It will be interesting to see how much this catches on over 7:09 the next few years, and how dependent we actually become on it. 7:11 Are you guys into it? 7:15 Are you thinking about that $1,500 pre-order? 7:17 Let me know down below and subscribe for more DNews 7:19 [MUSIC]. 7:22 >> So I use my phone just by touching on the screen. 7:25 I, I prefer the Australian lady but I'll give you 7:27 >> [INAUDIBLE]. 7:30 British English, okay? 7:33 And I'll slow it down a bit for you. 7:34 >> [INAUDIBLE] 50%. 7:35 45%. 7:39 40%. 7:41 >> Great. 7:42 So this is an app I've got, called Talking Goggles. 7:43 It's a free app, and anything that you point it at, it will tell you what it is. 7:46 >> [UNKNOWN] 7:50 >> Woah, okay, I don't know what it was looking at there. 7:52 Let me point it at the computer screen, 7:54 for example, and see if it recognizes this lady. 7:55 Are 7:57 you gonna say anything? 8:00 I don't know if I'm pointing in the, 8:02 I'm not sure what it said there. 8:05 Let's try that one more time. 8:07 So, it could recognize that it said glass, so it 8:12 recognizes that I've got a couple of other items here. 8:15 So here's a little Vaseline thing, it's not mine it's my wife's. 8:19 But I'll point it at the, at the lights okay for it. 8:22 Are you gonna say, depends on the bandwidth of the connection. 8:26 Trying to, bomb, I know it's bomb, let's try it again. 8:31 >> Vaseline in therapy, petroleum jelly, coco butter. 8:39 >> Coco butter, very nice. 8:47 Okay, I've got something else here. 8:49 Say, you might be thinking, well, you know, that's 8:50 all very well, and this is a main stream app. 8:52 And it's meant so that you can go into supermarkets and you can do bar codes. 8:55 It will do bar codes as well, but it will also do, brand recognition. 8:59 It, you know, it will tell that Kellogg's Corn flakes is a box of corn flakes. 9:03 And you can tap on it and you can get information 9:06 about nutritional value, you can see where it's cheaper around the corner. 9:08 So that's the obvious application, for able-bodied people 9:11 but you can also see for a blind 9:15 person to be able to tell what your CD is that you just got off the shelf. 9:16 >> [INAUDIBLE] Cream of Plant. 9:23 >> Cream of Plant. 9:24 Oh, okay. 9:25 So you can see that, how useful, how hugely useful that is for disabled people. 9:26 You know, disproportionately so, so Glass is using this sort of 9:32 technology, object recognition to be able to tell you know what, what. 9:37 Oops. 9:43 I closed that. 9:44 As we saw on the video a moment ago, you know, it could tell that there was a 9:48 road sign and it could put a green arrow 9:51 saying, you know, that's where you want to get off. 9:53 That kind of thing. 9:54 And we're going to see in a, in a video in a moment, how that 9:56 turn by turn navigation application is being 10:00 developed in terms of, the, the new GDK. 10:02 But I just need a victim, Greg, do you fancy? 10:05 I thought I would >> Slightly idle. 10:09 >> Just go one. 10:11 [NOISE] Whoa sorry. 10:12 Where are you? 10:18 Great okay. 10:21 So Greg very kindly, cause I was in London the other day, and used the app to look 10:22 at a building that we didn't know what it was and it turned out to be the Gurkan. 10:28 Cause we don't live in London, so we're very ignorant to that sort of 10:30 thing, So, I thought if I put a picture up on the screen, if Greg. 10:33 >> Eiffel Tower. 10:38 >> Eiffel Tower? 10:39 >> Yep. 10:41 Yap he said Eiffel Tower. 10:41 Great. 10:43 And what about this then? 10:43 >> [INAUDIBLE] It can recognize text. 10:44 >> It made a bit of a mistake, but try again. 10:51 It can recognize text too. 10:56 >> I heard that. 10:57 It can recognize text too. 10:57 And it definitely said that in it. 10:59 [LAUGH] The cable doesn't reach that far. 11:00 Thank you very much. 11:02 So, definitely no applause, definitely no. 11:03 If I could borrow you once step further, Greg, cuz I 11:06 want to show another act called "Say Hi" and in that article 11:09 a moment ago, that video clip, it talked about translating from 11:13 other languages, and I've got an app here that can do that. 11:17 [SOUND] >> Wingtail. 11:20 Two. 11:22 Messages 11:22 >> Talking to the settings, calendar [NOISE] Portable. 11:23 Say hi. 11:28 Say hi. 11:28 >> Okay, great let's plug this in. 11:29 >> Say hi, conversation sharing. 11:33 >> Now Greg's actually got some good French skills 11:35 and we've got English and French set up here. 11:37 I was hoping that there would be somebody that would have some languages, 11:39 cuz I tried to it with American English and British English, and I 11:41 set, I clicked on the British English one and I said, I'm in 11:45 the lift but I've left my trousers in the boot of my car. 11:47 And one that what [LAUGH] the American translation 11:50 would be, but no it's exactly the same. 11:52 Say, it's a good thing that we've got Greg here. 11:54 Are you gonna? 11:57 >> French then English. 11:59 >> Okay. 12:04 So, I'll say something in English and hopefully you'll say it out in French. 12:05 There are pe. 12:11 [LAUGH] Sorry, let's try that again. 12:13 >> [FOREIGN] 12:17 >> [LAUGH] Okay, I have no idea what to say. 12:19 >> [FOREIGN] >> I have no idea if I got that right. 12:26 >> Yep, that's pretty good. 12:33 >> So if you tap on the french and say something. 12:33 Oh 12:35 you actually have to double tap, sorry. 12:38 >> Okay. 12:39 [SOUND] >> [FOREIGN] 12:39 >> [SOUND] I don't know what to say. 12:43 >> Oh, good, okay. 12:47 I wonder if it can translate the word cleverclogs? 12:50 >> [FOREIGN] >> [LAUGH] Do one more. 12:59 If you just tap on. 13:05 You ready? 13:06 >> [FOREIGN] [SOUND] 13:10 >> [LAUGH] Great. 13:18 Thank you very much. 13:20 Thanks a lot. 13:21 Great. 13:22 That's good. 13:22 So, now this has got obvious implications for 13:24 people when you're traveling, that sort of thing. 13:27 And if you can take it from your smartphone and 13:30 you can put it into something like Google Glass which 13:32 is always listening, it's always there on your face ready 13:34 to bring up the translation in your dis, heads-up display. 13:37 They're fantastic. 13:42 But, just think for a moment about people 13:43 with vision impairment, for example, to be able to 13:45 have that spoken back to you, as we saw 13:48 there, through the bone conducting microphone in Google Glass. 13:50 Think about people with a hearing impairment, 13:55 to just use the voice recognition part of 13:58 it, and to have what people have said coming up in the heads up display. 13:59 They've now got sort of, lip reading or, 14:04 you know instant translation service, where as before, 14:06 they might have to rely on lip reading, 14:09 or someone, a BSL interpreter, that sort of thing. 14:11 So, what has main stream applications has such profound implications for 14:13 people with a, with a permanent impairment rather than a temporary one. 14:19 I'll just plug that back in. 14:23 >> [INAUDIBLE] >> Okay, I'll just close that. 14:24 >> [INAUDIBLE] >> So, let's 14:28 watch that quick video clip of a real live app. 14:34 This isn't a mock up, of the Nav, an app in Google Glass, now using the GDK. 14:40 There is an open GDK, I don't think it's available yet, but 14:47 certainly these guys had sneak access, you know, previous access to it. 14:50 [MUSIC] 14:54 >> Hey, I'm Cynthia. 14:56 I'm a project manager in Glass, I'm gonna show you how to navigate while walking. 14:57 >> Hi, I'm Leslie. 15:00 I'm on the Glass marketing team, and we use Nav to get to family activities. 15:01 >> Hi. 15:05 I'm Steve. 15:06 I'm on the Glass team, and I love to use Glass for navigating while I'm cycling. 15:07 >> [UNKNOWN] at direction. 15:11 Okay, Glass. 15:13 Get directions to. 15:14 Sushi. 15:16 Okay. 15:17 There's Sono Sushi on Castro. 15:17 >> Shortest possible walking distance. 15:19 >> I like that she told me. 15:21 All right. 15:23 Lead the way. 15:23 It's this way. 15:25 It looks like it's about 2 blocks away. 15:26 >> Okay, Glass. 15:29 Get directions to 15:30 [MUSIC] 15:32 There's a nearby want called Sierra Vista, we're going to go 15:36 right here, and then at the light you wanna make the left. 15:41 >> Okay Glass, get directions to Paradise Beach, County Park. 15:45 [MUSIC] 15:48 >> Off we go. 15:49 [MUSIC] 15:50 >> Look, [INAUDIBLE] >> Oh, nice. 16:11 >> Hey that was short. 16:13 >> Yeah. 16:15 >> You wanna stay in the right lane, and then you wanna stay in the left lane. 16:16 >> Hey, I remember the car. 16:20 [MUSIC] 16:21 >> So, obviously convenient, very useful. 16:35 Very nice, that what we're used to in our phones or in 16:39 our cars, but having that there in a heads up display, really fantastic. 16:41 Combine that with some speech out, for, for example, 16:46 which we know that Google Glass is able to do. 16:48 And, for someone like myself, I'm never gonna be lost again. 16:51 So I mean I do that on my smartphone at the moment, I have 16:54 my Sat Nav going on my, in my pocket, and I have my earphones. 16:57 So it's a similar sort of thing for me, but it would also be able to do smart 17:01 recognition of signs and things around me using the 17:05 sort of object recognition that we saw a moment ago. 17:08 So it would have an extra level of intelligence, we'll just close 17:10 that. 17:17 Now Glass was the original one, well 17:17 there's an argument about that but anyway its 17:20 certainly the one that has produced the most 17:22 interest, and we're seeing a number of claims. 17:24 Here's one called the [UNKNOWN] N100. 17:26 This is back at CES, so it wasn't 17:29 a commercial product back then, but it is now. 17:31 And i think it's only around 200 pounds which compares extremely 17:33 favorable to the $1500 of Glass when it will finally come out. 17:36 So, I just show you this. 17:40 >> Hi, I'm Bridget Carey with CNET here at CS2013 17:41 with a first look at something you've probably never seen before. 17:46 It's the Music Smart Glass's M100. 17:50 This is a wireless smartphone display. 17:52 What I mean by that is, you know how a Bluetooth 17:55 earpiece works, where you get an alert when you get a call. 17:57 Imagine getting an image popup too. 18:00 You simply put it on, and there's a couple of different ways you could wear it. 18:01 Right now this is one of the working 18:05 prototypes, and in here is this tiny screen. 18:06 It's the equivalent of holding your smart phone 18:10 screen about an arm's length ahead of you. 18:12 And, well let me get my hair out of the way, [LAUGH] I'll be able to right 18:15 now I'm watching a movie, The Incredibles, but I 18:19 can also look at you at the same time. 18:20 This display is actually a mini computer. 18:23 It's running Android, and you can actually load apps on 18:27 here that communicate with your Android smart phone or your tablet. 18:30 This speaker sits on your ear right here. 18:34 You can put a memory card in here too to store your files or movies or apps. 18:37 And the control buttons are right on top. 18:42 You can also use a tablet as your manager as your control 18:45 >> So we're seeing a real proliferation of these devices. 18:49 >> [INAUDIBLE]. 18:52 >> And I'm gonna quickly show you a clip of a different pair of Glasses. 18:53 In this instance, they're specifically aimed at people with autism 18:59 or aspergers that find it difficult to recognize people's emotions, and 19:03 this is just got a very subtle, a very small camera 19:07 that's built into it and you probably, I don't know actually. 19:10 I don't know if you can tell if its a special pair of glasses or just 19:14 a standard but, I should show you the first sort of minute or so of this one. 19:17 >> [UNKNOWN] Could emotion identification 19:20 software take the guess work out making first impressions. 19:26 Originally designed to help autistic people interpret 19:32 body language, researchers are now hoping emotional x-ray 19:35 glasses could be used by the general 19:38 public, and you have to explain the mechanics. 19:40 These specs use a rice grain sized camera to pick 19:43 up person's 24 feature points facial expressions that convey feelings. 19:46 Once recognized, the signals are analyzed by software, compared against a database 19:50 of known expressions, and then relayed to users via an attached headphone. 19:54 If a date starts to feel uncomfortable [UNKNOWN] 19:59 let them know that it's time to shut up. 20:02 >> I'll just pause it there. 20:04 So, goes on to explain that actually this software, and I'll show you 20:05 this software in action is more accurate than humans, at telling people's emotions. 20:09 64% of the time it got it right, compared to 56% of the time of human testers. 20:14 So now obviously this is, beneficial for people with Asperger's or autism. 20:21 It's much more beneficial for people that have, 20:26 for example like myself, with no vision at all. 20:30 To be, you know, from a security point of view, you know, 20:32 if somebody, if I'm wearing Google Glass, for example, with an app that 20:35 has this software built in, and if somebody's coming up to me 20:38 and they're looking very aggressive, then I can get full warning about it. 20:40 Or for example, you all know about these peep hole cameras. 20:44 You can get WiFi enabled versions now so that you 20:46 can see remotely who's coming up to your front door. 20:48 You don't have to be, you don't have to be anywhere near the door. 20:51 You can just view over the WiFi. 20:53 Imagine if that software was running on one of these peep hole cameras 20:55 for example, you could tell if somebody is coming up to your house. 20:58 And, that could be someone who's got a visual impairment. 21:01 It could be someone's who's bed bound. 21:03 It could be someone who's just, you know once the extra level of security. 21:04 So, this kind of software has so many 21:08 applications, and because we're getting wearable technology and 21:10 WiFi enabled things you know you can get 21:14 bras that tweet you time you undo them now. 21:16 Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned that but anyways it's to do with breast cancer. 21:17 There there is so many so 21:24 much interconnectivity you really need the potential. 21:25 The options are almost limitless for helping 21:30 people when you bring these technologies together. 21:32 Here's a quick clip of a, an app that's going 21:37 to be developed for Glass, it's under development, which actually 21:42 takes facial recognition one step further and it can recognize 21:45 knowing people with a criminal record and get highlighted from Glass. 21:49 >> [INAUDIBLE] called hyperlayer is developing an app for 21:54 Google Glass that will use facial recognition software to 21:58 identify anybody with a criminal record who happens to 22:02 walk past you on the street or in a store. 22:05 Here is a promotional video demonstrating the software in action. 22:10 For Google Glass, the heads-up display smartphone on your 22:14 face, is due out later this year in 2013, and while this 22:20 appears, may appear to some, that's a good idea, it helps keep people safe. 22:25 The social ramifications, disastrous consequences of 22:31 Google Glass are all beginning to be. 22:36 >> I'll just pause it there. 22:40 So there is obviously, political sensitivity, 22:41 security issues to do with Glass, 22:44 you know there's an etiquette around Glass people, when men going to 22:46 the gents, they should put them up to the top of their 22:50 heads so they're facing up to a ceiling, that sort of thing. 22:52 But something like this, you know, in this case, if it has been fed a database 22:55 of faces of people with a criminal record, 23:01 then you can obviously do something like this. 23:03 But take that same technology. 23:05 It's just exactly the same facial recognition that allows some 23:07 smartphones to be unlocked by your face and your face alone. 23:09 You could take your Facebook, profile pictures or your twitter profile 23:13 pictures from the people who follow you or that you follow. 23:17 Feed those into the database, and now you're suddenly being 23:20 able to recognize people that you know through facial recognition. 23:23 And again, for people with a learning difficulty, people 23:27 with a visual impairment like myself, for your device to 23:30 be able to tell you hey, so and so's over there or it's so and so talking to you. 23:34 Because for me, I often start conversations 23:37 with people and I'm not actually sure who 23:40 I'm talking to because it's noisy or I haven't heard them speak that much before. 23:41 So it's a very familiar feeling for me not to 23:45 know who I'm talking to [LAUGH] until I get enough clues. 23:48 So this kind of technology would be really, really useful. 23:51 But you can imagine also from a security point of 23:55 view, if you layered on this sort of technology into 23:57 a peep hole camera or something that was able to 24:00 give vulnerable people full warning, then it's really, really useful technology. 24:03 >> [INAUDIBLE] 24:07 >> Now, wearable technology like Google Glass is helping or has 24:11 the potential to help so many people in so many different ways. 24:16 We could go one step further in the sort 24:20 of the ultimate wearable technology is actually technology, which is 24:22 part of you and just for the last bit, 24:25 I'm gonna talk a bit about sort of prosthetic technology. 24:27 In this case it's a project where somebody's able 24:31 to control a robotic arm with a brain interface. 24:35 I'll just quickly play the clip. 24:40 [MUSIC] 24:41 >> You're watching the most advanced brain machine interface in action. 24:47 Kathy Hutchinson is paralyzed and unable to speak, but just by thinking, she's 24:52 able to control the movements of this robotic arm, and drink her morning coffee. 24:56 She's part of a pioneering study run 25:01 by researchers at Brown University in the U.S. 25:03 >> People who are paralyzed have their brain disconnected from 25:06 their body, so they're not able to go out and 25:10 do everyday things that you and I can do, like 25:13 reach for a glass of water or scratch your nose. 25:16 And I think many of us don't realize how debilitating it 25:19 is, especially for people who have the severest forms of paralysis. 25:21 That's called tetropalgia where they can't move their 25:26 arms and legs because there's been damage to 25:29 the spinal cord or a stroke that's cut the pathway from the brain to the spinal cord. 25:31 So, >> I'll just pause it there. 25:36 >> Our idea is to. 25:38 >> And so this, this idea of wearable technology is going to become, I mean 25:39 we've seen in that very first video that I showed you, how pilots in 25:46 the US Air Force wanted these heads up displays to be able to cut down their, 25:52 reaction times, to be able to perform more efficiently in battle et cetera. 25:59 And a lot of these technologies, the bionic exoskeleton that you saw that lady 26:04 walking the London Marathon in earlier this year, all of these technologies 26:08 Google's autonomous vehicles have come from the American Defense Agency [UNKNOWN] 26:12 and yet this cross fertilization has spelt so many, has 26:18 provided so many opportunities for people with a range of disabilities and [NOISE]. 26:24 I can't actually hear what that's, let's slow that down [NOISE]. 26:30 Here's a quick video where the one we saw a moment ago was actually an 26:37 invasive brain interface, there was surgery involved and 26:41 there was an implant into the lady's brain. 26:45 This one will show how through MRI, you're able to take a 26:48 visual memory of somebody and recreate a bit like the object recognition 26:52 we were looking at right at the beginning, but here, you're just 26:57 taking it straight from the brain, and you're recreating what the person saw. 27:00 >> [INAUDIBLE] 27:03 [MUSIC] 27:04 For Mashable, I'm 27:05 Lauren Gores. 27:08 The iBrain is not an Apple product, but Mashable device 27:10 could change the way people, 27:13 like those with neurodegenerative diseases, communicate. 27:15 The device was created as the simple, minimal 27:18 [INAUDIBLE] the conditions like sleep apnea, depression, and autism. 27:19 Doctor Phillip Love, neuroscientist and CEO of [INAUDIBLE] 27:22 tells MSNBC what the iBrain can do. 27:28 >> [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] 27:32 >> [INAUDIBLE] as the New York Times the company is working with physicist 27:38 Stephen Hawking whose ability to communicate 27:45 diminishes as his Lou Gehrig's disease progresses. 27:48 Their hope? 27:51 To give Hawking and those like him a way to communicate but he's thinking, Hawking 27:52 normally uses this system, that picks up 27:57 twitched in his cheek to generate a message. 28:00 [INAUDIBLE] Patients want to be able to 28:03 communicate beyond the yes or no [INAUDIBLE]. 28:06 They want to send an email, turn off the 28:09 light, and, even more, to have a normal conversation. 28:11 So researchers are using the brain signals the [INAUDIBLE] picks up, and 28:14 interprets them with a [UNKNOWN] Created by Lowe for his PhD in 2007. 28:17 Lowe still has plenty of work ahead of him. 28:22 Hockney told the Times his chief switch his courtyard, but 28:24 if Lowe's system improves itself, he'll give it a try. 28:27 For Mashable, I'm Lauren Gores. 28:31 >> So, all of these different ways of 28:33 interacting the, the sort of things that you've seen 28:35 connect for Xbox and the Leap Motion, which is a similar sort of thing for a PC. 28:39 All of these are options that enable 28:46 people with a range of different impairments, the 28:48 convenience to be able to change the channel 28:50 on your TV by just raising your hand. 28:52 But for people where they have a permanent 28:54 disability where there aren't options, the ultimate is 28:56 to be able to just interface directly with 29:00 the brain, and know what that person's thinking. 29:02 >> [INAUDIBLE] 29:05 >> I'm gonna finish off with a quick video of 29:07 this, this is an Apple video which talks about what 29:12 some of it's apps are being used for and the 29:16 application here has to do with wearable technology, prognostics, et cetera. 29:18 The last one, this three, sort of cameo things that it's going to 29:22 cover, the last one is actually about someone who needs a communication aid. 29:26 And I thought I'd throw that in because, it's 29:29 all about how main stream technologies, in this case 29:32 iDevices, combined with inexpensive apps, replacing specialist devices that 29:35 do cost tens of thousands of pounds in some cases. 29:41 The communication aid that we will see at the end that spoke communication aid will 29:45 cost seven thousand pounds, and here its just an app on an iPhone or iPad. 29:49 So I'll just fire this up. 29:53 I think I have to put the. 29:56 [MUSIC] 29:57 >> The good way to describe Rolling,is that [INAUDIBLE]. 30:08 He's just floating along, being so cute. 30:11 Underneath the water those waves flap like 50,000 feet per minute. 30:14 It's crazy it's not pretty, and it's not like any other sport. 30:18 I'm [UNKNOWN] bronze medalist. 30:23 My [UNKNOWN] competition, the feet would not move so when I got 30:28 an urge to stretch my legs out they would be sticking straight up. 30:32 So with this foot I can connect with it through the Galileo 30:38 app, and the foot can move up and down to whatever angle [UNKNOWN]. 30:41 Before if I 30:44 wanted any changes, I would have to go into 30:49 my hospice office to change [UNKNOWN] in my foot. 30:52 And you had to do it on their time. 30:56 So this act does really allow me to live 30:59 my life, instead of revolving my life around my prosthetics. 31:01 It's really hard for girls, if you're growing up and not being 31:07 able to wear those kind of shoes because a [UNKNOWN] bit steps. 31:09 It feeds into my apps. 31:12 Something as small as that 31:13 changed my life completely. 31:19 [MUSIC] 31:25 [INAUDIBLE] 31:26 >> I have always known from a very early age, I wanted to build software. 31:29 When I lost a leg three years ago, I was 31:33 really 31:40 disappointed by the lack of technology in prosthetic's. 31:42 My first reaction was, this is something that 31:47 I would really love to build an app for. 31:51 The first time I saw the live streaming data coming out of my prosthesis instead 31:53 of showing them in my spine I thought, this is where this technology should be. 31:59 I can now control a part of my body, using [UNKNOWN] and after that, it became the 32:07 standard as this level of care reaches more people. 32:12 [MUSIC] 32:18 >> Sorry about the edit. 32:21 [LAUGH] >> [INAUDIBLE] 32:25 >> Cool. 32:31 >> So, [UNKNOWN] [SOUND] 32:32 [MUSIC] 32:38 Enrique is 10 years old now. 32:41 He has been non-verbal his entire life. 32:45 And then we came across [INAUDIBLE] on the iPad. 32:50 And on their first day. 32:55 This is hard, mom. 32:58 I love you. 33:01 That was the beginning of my son speaking to me. 33:03 >> I love you. 33:10 >> I love you. 33:13 And now after nine years, I know who my son is. 33:14 [MUSIC] 33:17 I found out he's funny. 33:19 >> I'm so cool. 33:21 Don't you think? 33:24 >> He is a typical child now. 33:24 >> I think it's 33:26 very gratifying to be able to make the 33:31 tools that really help people like Enrique and [UNKNOWN]. 33:34 It's really nice to see how having an app that allows you 33:38 to communicate can really open up the world in so many ways. 33:44 >> [INAUDIBLE] >> In a way, it's almost like magic. 33:48 What's happened. 33:53 I'm very happy that I found something that I 33:56 can actually have a really large impact for people. 33:58 >> [INAUDIBLE] >> And he cares to talk to me that, given 34:02 the opportunity, and you can learn to do anything. 34:08 >> Yay. 34:14 >> Oop. 34:15 Sorry about the edits, guys. 34:17 So I'll just put the last slide up. 34:21 So to summarize, [SOUND] back in the 80s you know, back in the 80s when the PC 34:26 revolution came about, the advent of personal computing 34:30 that really opened a lot of doors for people. 34:34 Particularly people with a disability. 34:37 And then a few years ago when a smart phone revolution came along, 34:39 then it took all of that power and it made it much more mobile. 34:43 And it really opened a lot 34:46 more opportunities for people particularly with disabilities. 34:47 People who are permanently disabled rather than 34:51 temporary disabled as we all are from day 34:54 to day because of environment, when were 34:56 out and about mobile computing or consuming technology. 34:58 But the thing about wearable technology is that it takes 35:03 it to that third level, where it's always with you. 35:05 It's always working for you. 35:08 It's watching. 35:09 It's analyzing. 35:10 It's supporting. 35:12 It's assisting you. 35:13 It's not in your pocket. 35:15 It's not stuck on a desk. 35:16 It could even be part of you. 35:18 And that technology is really going to change people's lives. 35:20 So [LAUGH] I haven't got anything else to say. 35:23 Thank you. 35:28 [SOUND] 35:30
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