Man Behind Sixth Sense Technology: Pranav Mistry

5 June 2013

Man Behind Sixth Sense Technology: Pranav Mistry

Posted by Sachin Yadav

We have evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us but Is there any link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world? Yes,there is a link .It is is made possible by Pranav Mistry
It’s the beginning of new era of technology where commands will be given by gestures and the smart digital environment will talk to us and do our work.Sixth Sense is a wearable gestural interface that enhances the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information

About Pranav Mistry:


  • He was born on 14 May, 1981in Palanpur ,Gujrat
  • He has done his Bachelor’s from Nirma Institute of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering
  • he done his Master’s from IIT and a PhD student in the fluid interface group at MIT’s media lab.
  • Pranav has also worked for Microsoft as UX Researcher
  • Recently, he joined Samsung Electronics as Director of Research

What is Sixth Sense Technology



Sixth sense technology is combination of many marvellous technologies like gesture recognition, image capturing, manoeuvring, etc. It superimpose the digital world on the true world. Sixth sense comprises of a pocket size projector, a camera and a mirror. The hardware parts are grouped in a small device


Awards and Achievements:

  • Pranav’s research on Sixth sense was awarded the 2009 invention award by Popular Science.
  • He was honoured as young global leader 2013 by World Economic Forum.
  • He is also the winner of ‘Young Indian Innovator 2009’ award by Digit Magazine and was selected for DirubhaiAmbani Foundation Award for securing 1st rank in district.
  • Pranav stood second in Space Competition in SIGGRAPH 2004 and third in Model Presentation in INGENIUM 2002.
  • Pranav Mistry Area of Interests

  • Pranav loves to do Photography, Trekking and Mountaineering.
  • He likes to know different cultures and meeting people.
  • Mistry also shows his interest in watching movies based on Science Fiction and listening Gujarati Ghazals
  • The day is not far away when his dream will come true by coming of this device in markets. He has made the technology open source and is now available for download. Pranav Mistry are invent Sparsh- Touch the cloudPassing data using body as medium.. Pranav Mistry has provided us the freedom of directly interacting with the digital world. We wish him all the best for his future Endeavours.

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