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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What is the future of superhuman vision? Our world is full of small, imperceptible motions and changes we cannot normally see. Michael Rubinstein presents a new type of microscope — a “motion microscope” — that can magnify and make visible the tiniest changes in people and objects. Unlike traditional microscopes that use optics to make small objects bigger, this new microscope uses a video camera and image processing to analyze and visualize the changes. It can magnify a variety of interesting and useful phenomena, from blood pulsing under our skin, to vibrations in pipes, engines, and throats, revealing a whole new world that was invisible to us, until now.

Michael Rubinstein is a Research Scientist at Google working on computer vision. This work was done while he was at MIT and Microsoft Research.


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Michael Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein is a Research Scientist at Google. His research is at the intersection of computer vision and graphics, and focuses on areas in image and video processing, and computational photography.

Michael received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 2014. He received the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship in 2012, and the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship in 2011. His doctoral dissertation on analysis and visualization of temporal variations in video won the George M. Sprowls Award for outstanding doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT. Prior to joining Google, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research.