Vicon plans launch of wearable, lifelogging camera ViconRevue by 2010

October 19, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Vicon, the British digital camera maker, has announced a new camera that would document the user’s life. Made to be worn around the neck by the user, the ViconRevue digital camera would target  lifeloggers, who wish to record as much of their life as possible.

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The digital camera, expected to be commercially released by 2010, falls in the SenseCam category earlier developed by Microsoft Research Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The SenseCam was originally made to help in recording the memories of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The ViconRevue takes off from the original after the digital camera maker purchased the license for the technology from Microsoft. The company will now start producing it for commercial use and is expected to sell it for a price around $820.

The ViconRevue would allow the user to set the camera to capture an image every 30 seconds. Vicon has also incorporated a 1GB memory card that can store up to 30,000 still images. Other significant features include a built-in accelerometer and light sensors which will control the shutter according to the environs. For instance, as and when there is a weather change, the shutter gets triggered.  The ViconRevue will also have an infrared sensor, which will capture images another person comes near the user just by sensing the body heat of the person.

(via Electronista)

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