Originally a Microsoft Research project designed to help those with Alzheimer’s disease, the 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.
According the product’s website, the Revue contains a color VGA resolution sensor (640 x 480 pixels), temperature sensor, light color and intensity sensor, passive infra-red motion detector, multi-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer (compass), battery and flash memory. And it’s fitted with a fish-eye lens to provide a full 130 degree field of view.
Also, the battery lasts for 24 hours between charges, the website claims.
It can hold a shocking number of images – around 30,000 or 6 days worth of capture.
But will you soon be “life-blogging” your every move with it? Not without a hefty down payment first. The Revue costs $820 prior to shipping and taxes.