London, Oct 17 (ANI): 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.
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.
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.
Vicon, which specialises in motion-capture technology for the movie industry, has licensed the technology for the camera from Microsoft and intends to put it into large-scale production.
The gadget will be launched at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago this weekend, in conjunction with a conference on research using SenseCam so far.
"What's great about these kinds of memory technologies is that they can be very usable for ordinary people," says Henry Kautz, a computer scientist at the University of Rochester, New York, who works on technology to assist cognition. (ANI)