The next tech for the smart-everything era

Goa-born researcher Andrea Colaco shows us what she has in store for consumer tech. With digital devices shrinking from bulky desktops to wearable accessories, how will we interact with technology in the future? Andrea demonstrates her work on these evolving interfaces, which work on what comes most naturally to human communication — hand gestures.

Recorded at INK2013, Kochi, Kerala

About the Speaker

Andrea Colaço
INK Fellow from The MIT Media Lab

Andrea hails from Goa, and is currently a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab. Her research focuses on creating novel user interfaces in the smart-everything era. Recently, she invented a miniature, low-power 3D sensor for touch-less gestural input to mobile devices and other wearable tech (like the Google Glass). Andrea is also an aspiring tech entrepreneur – her startup, 3dim, is producing a compact, low-power mobile 3D camera. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring young geeks. In 2010 she co-founded the Media Lab Design and Innovation workshop series, conducted annually in partnership with top Indian universities

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