Jeffrey R. Blum

Jeffrey R. Blum,

Supervised by Jeremy Cooperstock


I joined the Shared Reality Lab in 2008 as a Research Assistant, then switched into the the PhD program in the Fall of 2013. I've been focused on mobile computing in industry and academia since 1994. My last project before becoming a PhD student was the Autour application, which gives blind people a sense of points of interest around them while walking down the street. The problem of pushing information into the background where it is useful but not distracting motivates my PhD research project as well.

For a full list of papers, patents, projects and industry experience, please see my CV .


MIMIC provides an ongoing visceral sense of a partner's activity through vibrations on the ankle. I study how wearing this system on an ongoing basis changes behavior.

Jeffrey R. Blum
PhD Candidate
Shared Reality Lab
McGill University

Last updated Nov 7, 2018