Peter P. Presti
Peter P. Presti, the Chief Operating Officer for Sinclair Technologies, is the Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Wearable Computing Center with two decades of experience designing and implementing sensor systems for a wide variety of applications. Early in his career he developed a pressure-based 3D digitizer based on a translucent silicone rubber. This approach gave robots a sense of touch. When Bluetooth radio integrated circuits became available he repurposed them into motion sensors for an activity recognition system. For data capture on small animals he developed a miniature motion sensor weighing just 2 grams. Further projects included the development of gloves for sign language recognition and passive haptic learning. He has helped develop the CHAT underwater wearable computer for dolphin field research and has prototyped human interfaces. Important to the systems developed by Sinclair Technologies, most of the designs combine embedded hardware with pattern recognition algorithms. The pairing of these two technologies is a powerful tool for developing smart devices for which he is accomplished in the design and application. Early work in weight shift monitoring of patients in wheelchairs helped reduce the incidence of pressure sores and led to the issuance of a patent. He has been sponsored to explore the next generation of head-mounted wearables interaction techniques. He has led workshops at major conferences such as the International Symposium on Wearable Computing. Mr.Presti has been an invited speaker at events sponsored by AT&T, BMW, Thyssen Krupp Elevator, and others.