Steve Mann

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Steve Mann

Name: Steve Mann

Born: 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Computer-related contributions

  • Researcher and inventor who is known for his work on computational photography, wearable computing and high dynamic range imaging.
  • Often referred to as the "father of wearable computing" and "the world's first cyborg".

Significant publications

  • International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (2003).
  • Cyborg: Digital Destiny and Human Possibility in the Age of the Wearable Computer (2001).
  • Advanced Palm Programming: Developing Real-World Applications.

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into the McMaster University Alumni Hall of Fame, Alumni Gallery (2004).
  • Recipient of the Leonardo Award for Excellence (2004).
  • General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society.
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Technology and Society.


"What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable for my actions that I should be allowed to record my actions. Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions."