Wearable face recognizer, presented at AAAI 1996

Wearable face recognizer, presented at AAAI 1996

This paper describes the world's first wearable computer face recognizer. It was presented at AAAI in 1996.

Here is the bibliographic database entry in BibTeX format:

  author    = "Mann, Steve",
  title     = "{\bf Wearable, tetherless computer--mediated reality}:
               {WearCam} as a wearable face--recognizer,
               and other applications for the disabled",
  institution = "M.I.T. Media Lab Perceptual Computing Section;
                Also appears in {\bf AAAI Fall Symposium on
                Developing Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities},
                9-11 November 1996, MIT; http://wearcam.org/vmp.htm",
  type      = "TR",
  number    = "361",
  address   = "Cambridge, Massachusetts",
  month     = "February 2",
  year      = 1996

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Some additional detailed information is available in a textbook on wearable computing published by John Wiley and Sons. The social and philosophical issues are described in CYBORG: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer published by Randomhouse Doubleday.