Computer-Enabled Abilities Laboratory

We develop computers that help people perceive and interact with the world around them. We are located at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Back row, from left to right: Michael Malcolm, Brian A. Smith, Basel Hindi, Brian Ma, Connor Courtien, Conrad Wyrick, Avery Reyna, and Jazmyn Jenkins. Front row: Arnavi Chheda, Cecilia Zhang, Xinyi Xu, Hazel Zhu, Gaurav Jain, Vishnu Nair, and Yuanyang Teng. Laptops: Max Tseng and David Rios.

Video Games for Blind Players

Our tools help blind players perceive virtual spaces. They are "building blocks" for making existing video games blind-friendly.

Wearable Cameras for Blind Navigation

We create wearable camera systems for making indoor navigation possible for people who are blind.

Social Awareness and Experience Sharing

We build and study systems that help people feel together even when they are apart.