Originally developed as the SenseCam by Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, for researchers studying Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the ViconRevue can soon be used by consumers to create “lifelogs” that archive their entire lives, researchers claim.
A UK-based firm will soon launch a camera that a person can wear as a pendant to record every moment of his or her life.
Worn on a cord around the neck, the camera takes pictures automatically as often as once every 30 seconds. It also uses an accelerometer and light sensors to snap an image when a person enters a new environment, and an infrared sensor to take one when it detects the body heat of a person in front of the wearer.
The revolutionary device can fit 30,000 images onto its 1-gigabyte memory, reports New Scientist.