First Person Vision, LLC - a Pittsburgh, PA company formed as a spin-out of the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University - has been granted an exclusive license for the First Person Vision (FPV) platform technology, developed by QoLT Director Emeritus, Takeo Kanade, and Perception and Awareness Research Thrust Leader, Martial Hebert, both preeminent experts in computer vision and robotics.
The license from Carnegie Mellon University includes exclusive rights for "Field of Use" assistive devices or services for cognitive, physical and developmental impairment, and evaluation and training devices or services for industrial, military, homeland security, sports, retail, media and/or entertainment.
dWellSense - a system developed by QoLT human-system interaction researchers, Anind Dey and Matthew Lee - embeds sensors into everyday home appliances to help detect the potential onset of dementia, physical decline and other changes in the wellness of adults who live alone.
Data collected by Lee (CMU-HCII '12) through the dWellSense system shows that time dimensions are critical factors for sensor-based self-reflection. Mutliple long-term field deployments of dWellSense found that real-time feedback is particularly useful for supporting behavior changes, while longer-term, trended feedback is more useful for supporting a greater awareness of one's individual abilities and identifying deviations from or shifts within observed behavior patterns.