Posted by: joshkopel in: PhillyTech
** NEXT MAKE:PHILLY MEETING **
MakePhilly is thrilled and honored to welcome Slavko Milekic, M.D., PhD as our guest speaker for our September meeting. Dr. Slavko will present on future applications of eye tracking technologies as a means of communication with digital devices (computers, cell phones, PDAs and the like). History and mechanism of eye-tracking devices will be discussed, as well as the direction that this new technology could take.
Dr. Milekic is an associate professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He has been involved with eye-tracking research for the past 15 years and has recently filed a patent application that uses gaze direction as an interface mechanism. http://www.uarts.edu/faculty/smilekic/
Following the presentation we will be running one of our usual crazy Maker Challenges.
This month the theme is “the Exquisite Corpse” and we will be breaking up into teams to build a collaborative Rube Goldberg style contraption.
ALL ARE WELCOME! regardless of your level of technical sophistication.
Tools and materials will be provided for the maker challenge.