Posts Tagged ‘lifelogging’

NewViewWear: Clothes with a Life-Logging Camera Built Right In

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It was inevitable. As camera tech progressed, cameras became smaller. As cameras became smaller, their implementation into more areas of technology and culture as a whole became more ubiquitous.

Where we currently are in this ongoing progression is a turning point of sorts where cameras are as wearable as the clothes on our back, and NewViewWear just took it a step further with a new line of clothing that has a camera built right in. Read more…

Tiny, Lensless Sensor May Someday Turn Any Device Into a Rudimentary Camera

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This latest device from technology licensing company Rambus goes to show: when you combine information-gathering sensors with powerful algorithms, you can yield some incredible results.

Developed by research scientist Patrick Gill, this 200 micron diameter glass sensor is capable of capturing an image of remarkable quality for its size. Etched with a spiral pattern, the light reflecting off of whatever object is being “photographed” is transferred as a pattern, in the form of spherical light, to the CMOS sensor. Read more…

Neurocam is Like a Google Glass Camera That You Control with Brain Waves

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Google is planning on rolling wearable camera glasses out to the general public in the near future, so we may soon be hearing utterances of “okay glass” all around us as owners snap photos with voice control. If using your voice as a shutter isn’t your thing, you might want to start waiting for the Neurocam. It’s a crazy iPhone-based camera system that uses your brain waves to snap photos!
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Lifelogging Camera Maker Memoto Has a New Name, $3M in Capital and a Ship Date

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Memoto, the company behind the wearable camera that automatically documents the user’s life by taking a photo every 30 seconds, has a new name, $3 million in fresh capital, and plans to start shipping product next month. Read more…

First Wink-to-Shoot App Now Available for Google Glass Users

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A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that Google Glass has wink detection features baked into the device that could allow users to stealthily snap photographs of anything just by winking at it. Today, the first wink-to-shoot app was launched.
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First Look at Photos Shot Using a Memoto Wearable Lifelogging Camera

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Memoto has been making an appearance at the SXSW 2013 festival over the past week. When founders arrived at the show last Thursday, they wore two of the tiny lifelogging cameras they’ve been developing. The devices snapped one photo ever thirty seconds, and the duo soon amassed tens of thousands of point-of-view images capturing the things they were experiencing in Austin, Texas.

If you’re curious about the image quality of the wearable cameras, the company has published a set of initial sample photos.
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The “Most Important Ramification” of Wearable Lifelogging Cameras

There are a number of lifelogging camera projects racing to be first movers in the emerging industry of cameras that can capture every waking moment of our lives for future reference. Examples include Google Glass, Vuzix, and Memoto). The Huffington Post has published an interview with Memoto co-founder Martin Källström in which he shares some thoughts on what the future holds:

You actually can preserve memories of everyday situations. When I look back at what parts of my life I have documented or captured in photos, it’s really the moments where you’re all dressed up, everyone is smiling, it’s Christmas, it’s a birthday. Those are important moments, but I think it’s important to realize the power of everyday moments as well. Those moments should be given more value. The in-betweens are getting lost more and more.

Sadly, I’ve lost both my parents, and I really feel that my memories of them are fading much more quickly than I’d like them to. What’s left are the stories we’ve always told each other about what we experienced… and the photos that have ended up in albums.

The Master Photo Finishers of America would have loved a Memoto camera back in the early 20th century.

Memoto Camera Creator Imagines Life With Total Recall [The Huffington Post]

Memoto: A Wearable Camera That Gives You a Photographic Memory

One of the big ideas that seems destined to explode over the next decade is lifelogging, the ability to automatically capture and store one’s life and experiences for future reference. Memoto is a new camera that’s trying to be a pioneer in this emerging market. Its name and tagline should give you a good sense of what it does: “Memoto Lifelogging Camera: A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory.”
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