CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • SAVE THE DATE • October 16-18, 2019 • Boston, MA
This past Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes paid a visit to the MIT Media Lab to hear about their latest groundbreaking inventions from one of our Connected Health Conference speakers Pattie Maes, a professor and past academic head of MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS). In the news segment, Making Ideas into Reality at MIT’s ‘Future Factory,’ 60 Minutes examines the inner workings of this research lab and graduate school program, where some of our favorite technology was brought to life—touch screens, automated driving instructions, and electronic ink to name a few.
Maes runs the Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. “We think that the devices of tomorrow have an opportunity to do so much more and to fit better in our lives…for us, the crazier the better,” says Maes. Maes is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive augmentation, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing. You can look for her on a panel discussion at our conference in Boston as she speaks on, The Future of Technology and the Human Element.
Also joining the Connected Health Conference from MIT’s Media Lab is our keynote, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor of MAS at MIT where she founded and directs the Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group. During her keynote, Social Robots: Beyond Voice Transactions to Emotional Engagement for Human Flourishing, Dr. Breazeal will share her research on developing the principles, techniques, and technologies for personal robots that are socially intelligent, interact and communicate with people in human-centric terms, work with humans as peers, and learn from people as an apprentice.