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Pranav Mistry

Head of Think Tank Team & Director of Research, Samsung Research America

Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. He is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions. He is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT's Media Lab. the Head of Think Tank Team and Director of Research of Samsung Research America.

"One of the two or three, best inventors in the world right now" Chris Anderson

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In detail

Pranav holds a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay, besides his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad. He previously worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher; he's a graduate of IIT. Previous projects from his work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

What he offers you

The genius behind the Sixth Sense technology, Pranav Mistry is a recognised inventor. The success he has achieved by being able to create useful devices is highly impressive and he explains and offers a fascinating perspective into why he believes imagination is the only limit in merging technology with real life. He has already spoken at prestigious events worldwide including presenting at TEDIndia.

How he presents

MIT whiz kid, Pranav Mistry is one of those rare people with the ability to charm you the moment you meet him. He radiates an enthusiasm for invention which is thoroughly contagious. He is a fascinating and spontaneous speaker, with a passionate desire to help everyone to be creative and innovative.


He presents in English.

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  • Sixth Sense: The Future of Wearable Technology
  • Social Impact of Technology
  • Technology to the Masses but in a Meaningful Manner
  • Innovation: Designing Intelligence
  • Motivation; Life is Trying to See if Things Work
  • Robotics and the Future


  • Sixth Sense has been awarded Invention of the Year Award 2009 by Popular Science
  • Winner of 'TR35 2009' award, Technology Review
  • Winner of 'Young Indian Innovator 2009' award, Digit Magazine

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