Monday, October 19, 2009

Wearable Automatic Camera

A new wearable camera takes a picture once every 30 seconds and sooner if it detects a scene change. Such a scene change includes changing light situations of if a person walks up to talk to you. While it sounds like a device an over protective parent might strap to their child or a paparazzi impersonating friend might use, it has a medical purpose. Alzheimer's patients can wear them and review their day at night to aid in their recall.

"A UK-based firm is developing a camera called the ViconRevue (based on Microsoft’s Sensecam technology) that will be able to capture every minute of your life.

The camera comes in the form of a wearable pendant and its initial aim was to help people with Alzheimer’s disease as studies have shown that reviewing the events of the day can help some people improve long-term recall. On the other end of the spectrum, for us geeks, the camera becomes the ultimate lifestreamer, providing a way to archive every moment of our lives, if we so wish.


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