Originally a Microsoft Research project designed to help those with Alzheimer’s disease, the wearable SenseCam camera is now going into production. This small camera, created by researchers at the Cambridge Lab, is worn on a lanyard around the neck and takes photos whenever movement is spotted or a person approaches. To do so, the camera uses its built-in sensors that can detect changes in light, movement, temperature, and proximity to others.
Now a company called Vicon has licensed the production rights from Microsoft and plan to launch the camera as the “Vicon Revue.” No longer just for Alzheimer’s patients looking to jog their memory (remarkably, that actually works!), the Revue will soon be marketed to “lifebloggers” who want to document their everyday activity.
The camera has 1 GB of storage which is enough to hold around 30,000 of its geo-tagged low-res images. To see the prototype in action, check out this video here.