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Steve Mann,
Professor, University of Toronto,
Inventor, EyeTap and ENGwear

Doctor Steve Mann is a scientist, inventor and artist. He is also a cyborg, a term he coined to define the joining of man and machine. The inventor of wearable computing is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been working on his WearComp invention for more than 20 years, dating back to his high school days in the 1970s. Dr. Mann brought his inventions and ideas to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991, founding what was to later become the MIT Wearable Computing Project. He received his PhD degree from MIT, in this new field, in 1997. Dr. Mann now teaches wearable computing (as well as a course called How to be a Cyborg) to electrical engineering students at the University of Toronto. He was both the founder of the first International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC97) and has given Keynote Addresses on the subject both at the first International Conference on Wearable Computing, and at the McLuhan Conference on Culture and Technology.

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