|The capacity to sense moving through space.||Augmented reality to create super-human vision and hearing systems.|
|Extreme images, video, and audio
for welding, satellite images, geology/mining, and audio, sensed using a dynamic-dynamic-range system.
Research paper on the new concept of D2R sensing.
World's first paper on HDR Audio.
|Artificial Intelligence system for aircraft, marine, and autonomous vehicles travelling at high-speed, to intelligently sense vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics.
This system is designed for intelligent control of vehicles, and intelligent maintenance and repair scheduling.
This project was developed with participation of the University of Toronto, Stanford University, MIT, MannLab, TransPod, and Meta Augmented Reality.
Veillance Flux: Enhanced Sensing for machines and humans
How does the ability to see move through space?
This new research discovered the "veillance field" which is emitted by eyes, cameras, and other sensors, and travels through space in the opposite direction to normal light.
This discovery led to the new field of extramissive optics, which complements the traditional field of energetic optics. They are not simply converse equivalents, or time-reversed duals of each other. All light energy may be reflected, but not all unique veillance flux may be reflected!
Read more to understand:
Seeing camera veillance: (veillance flux coming 'out' of a camera)
Paper that first introduced measuring veillance flux and vixels:
Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2014), "An Information-Bearing Extramissive Formulation of Sensing, to Measure Surveillance and Sousveillance" Proc. IEEE CCECE 2014. [ PDF ]
Extramission theory: Dormant for 900 years.
Demo #2, with more explanation of measuring/marking veillance field:
Difference between Veillametrics and Abakography:
The veillance field "emitted" by cameras was first proposed and measured here:
Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2014), "An Information-Bearing Extramissive Formulation of Sensing, to Measure Surveillance and Sousveillance" Proc. IEEE CCECE 2014, pp.1-10. DOI: 10.1109/CCECE.2014.6901060The discovery of the veillance field and veillance flux was applied to human-eye "bio-veillametrics" (as measured by a computer system), in the following paper. This very short paper includes some nicer diagrams of the properties of veillance flux:
[ PDF with optimized formatting ] [ PDF as published ]
Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2015). "Sensory Flux from the Eye: Biological Sensing-of-Sensing (Veillametrics) for 3D Augmented-Reality Environments", Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 205-213. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377217Dosimeter to detect your "dose" of veillance flux radiation --- i.e. how much you have been photographed or otherwise sensed.
[PDF] [more info]
Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2014). "Veillance Dosimeter, inspired by body-worn radiation dosimeters, to measure exposure to inverse light", Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.267-9. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2014.7048117Veillametrics was displayed in Augmediated Reality (AR) glasses:
[PDF as published] [Hi-Res. PDF]
R. Janzen, S.N. Yasrebi, A.J. Bose, A. Subramanian, S. Mann (2014). "Walking through Sight: Seeing the Ability to See, in a 3-D Augmediated Reality Environment", Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.313-4. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2014.7048124Sociological analysis of veillance (surveillance+sousveillance):
[PDF as published] [Hi-Res. PDF]
Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Mir Adnan Ali, and Ken Nickerson (2015). "Declaration of Veillance (Surveillance is Half-Truth)", Proc. IEEE GEM 2015 (to appear).
Slides from presentation
Example lab exercise on Veillametrics