Lectures

Your Future Smart Wristband

A lecture by Rosalind W. Picard, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Director of Affective Computing, Director of the Autism & Communication Technology Initiative, and Codirector of the Things That Think Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wrist sensors can now collect some of the core physiological data that changes with emotion and health. This talk will present examples of new things we can learn from a wristband, including interesting patterns related to sleep, stress, engagement, and epileptic seizures.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m.


The smart clothes science lecture series is part of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute and examines the science and ethics of designing materials that improve and protect lives. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic took place on Friday, November 15, 2013.