Alex (Sandy) Pentland

Academic Head, M.I.T. Media Laboratory

The glasses are by MicroOptical ( Boston MA), and incorporate a small VGA resolution just over the right-hand pupil. The jacket includes a keypad embroidered from conductive thread; it is a fully functional keypad. The gold-colored eye-like `butoneer' is a videocamera and microphone that continuously keeps the belt-worn computer `situation aware.' The watch is a presence-and-identity sensor that is the key to a `smart' home health care system. Photo copyright Sam Ogden,