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The entire ABF MIT Challenges Workshop and its opening

November 19, 2015

This is the entire recording of  the 3rd ABF MIT Challenges Workshop held in Milan, October 24th, 2015

(my speech is at minute 1:49)


This is the opening of the workshop





My speech at the ABF MIT Challenges workshop, Milano 24 ottobre 2015, EXPO

October 28, 2015

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3rd ABF MIT CHALLENGES ws: “Technology for blind: from prototype to product”.

October 10, 2015

OCTOBER 24th, 2015

Technology for blind: from prototype to product”.

Conference Centre Orogel – Sala 256B – Expo Milano 2015

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10.00-10.30 am OPENING, Authorities, Maestro Andrea Bocelli and MIT

10.30 – 10.40   How Can Technology Enhance Our Ability to Move Safely? Daniela Rus, CSAIL;MIT, US

10.40 – 10-50  Energy-Efficient System Design for Wearable Platforms  Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS, MIT, US

10.50 – 11.00   Sensors, Integrated circuits and Applications: Opportunities and Challenges   Karthik Vasanth, Texas Instruments, US

11.00 – 11.10   Accessibility, how many meanings: one, no one, one hundred thousand? Franco Lisi, Istituto Ciechi, Milano,Italy

11.10 –11.20.  Digital fabrication technologies in support of the visually impaired  Edoardo Calia,Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Torino, Italy
11.20 –11.30  Novel Approaches for Vision Restoration   James Weiland, USC, Ca, US

11.30 – 11.40 Aira.IO – Visual Interpreter for the Blind  Suman Kanuganti  Aira.IO, San Diego, CA,US

11.40-  1150  OrCam – See for yourself Yonatan Wexler, Orcam, Israel

11.50 – 12.00  Social inclusion via augmented senses: from academia to society Laura Giarré, ABF, Università di Palermo, Italy

12.15-12.30 CLOSING  Andrea Bocelli, ABF founder

 12.30-14.00  Demo and exposition of some prototypes will be shown and tested. The results of the MIT fifth sense project will be part of this exposition.

14.00 Lunch

The Demo will continue in the afternoon at Conference Centre  Orogel – Sala 70C.

Social inclusion via augmented senses; Impact of academia technological research on society. Technological transfer. From a prototype to a product, Social Impact