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  • February 26, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Abstract: This talk introduces curiosity-driven research that explores science and technology to build the next generation of head-worn computer systems. We aim to create head-worn systems that are robust, sustainable, cost-effective, low-burden, and socially acceptable, thereby unlocking new applications in human-computer interaction and disease monitoring. The development of these systems poses significant challenges, requiring a rethink of both hardware and software frameworks, the implementation of advanced ML algorithms, and carefully planned interdisciplinary efforts. This presentation puts forth an approach to building practical head-worn computers, highlighted by motivating applications our lab has worked on: (a) head-worn computers designed for interactive computing and the monitoring of epileptic seizures and (b) a retainer-based device for identifying dental occlusal issues. This talk will conclude with the lessons learned from deploying such a system in multiple real-world settings and discuss its future research directions.

Speaker Name: Dr. VP Nguyen

Institution: Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).

Bio: VP Nguyen founded and directs the Wireless and Sensor Systems Laboratory (WSSL) at the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). He is also affiliated with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass. He received the SONY Faculty Innovation Award, CACM Research Highlights 2020, 2021, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights 2017, 2020, 2022, and Best Paper Award at ACM MobiCom 2019. His broad research interests include mobile/wearable computing, wireless networking, and embedded systems. His research agenda has focused on Sustainable Autonomous Things (SATs) for the vision of the Internet of Sustainable Medical Things, the Internet of Sustainable Living Things, and the Internet of Sustainable Flying Things.

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