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A new approach to partial spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Google Glass Tech Lead Thad Starner’s childhood interactions with residents at the nursing home where his mother served as a nurse influenced his work on developing tech for individuals with disabilities. This facinating talk explores how learning to play the piano can help partial spinal cord injury patients with rehab.

Thad Starner coined the term “augmented reality” in 1990. He is a strong advocate of continuous-access, everyday-use systems, and has worn his own customized wearable computer continuously since 1993. His work has touched on handwriting and sign-language analysis, intelligent agents and augmented realities.

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