Flavia Sparacino

Founder of Sensing Places

Sensing Places was founded by Flavia Sparacino PhD, a prolific inventor and researcher at the MIT Media Lab since 1994. MIT granted her 13 technology licenses for her inventions, the highest number of intellectual property licenses that MIT has ever awarded after Amar Bose. Her work on gesture control and body-driven dance, music, and gaming applications came 12 years before the launch of Microsoft Kinect and 5 years before Spielberg’s Minority Report movie was released as documented by the Discovery Channel feature on her work. Flavia also built wearable computers and sensors for use in museums and performance spaces almost 10 years before the launch of Google Glasses.