Pranav Mistry

IRL Name: 
Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry is an Indian hardware geek and computer scientist who is famed for inventing SixthSense, a wearable gestural interface device. It is rumored that Facebook tried to acquire the technology from Pranav for a reportedly $2 billion and 5% ownership of Facebook, but Pranav decided to open source it instead. The open source code for the project can be found at SixthSense Google Code and SixthSense Github Repo. The source code is currently being ported into Java from C# to allow the developers to make mobile ports.


He invented Mouseless – an invisible computer mouse.

Pranav's research on SixthSense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science.

He was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.

Some of his known projects can also be found in his website.