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AP/Indianapolis Star: Don't Forget 'Memory Glasses'

Dec 02, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Theo Emery)

"When Richard W. DeVaul sits down to his computer, he sometimes forgets to eat for hours at a time. Names slip his mind at cocktail parties and, to his embarrassment, he mixes up the faces of people he knows well.

"A string on the finger might have been a solution in the past. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student is testing a more modern lifeline for people who fumble for names, leave the stove on, or forget to call mom on her birthday.

"DeVaul's 'memory glasses' are a tiny computer display clipped onto eyeglass frames and wired to a lightweight computer that can flash reminders to the wearer, without--he hopes--distraction or interference with day-to-day activities..."

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