SenseCam Arrives!

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Remember last year when we told you about the SenseCam, the small, wearable camera that records your whole life? Well, it’s here now.

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.

A company called Vicon had licensed the production rights from Microsoft in order to launch the camera as the “Vicon Revue.” And now it’s available for purchase.

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.

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