Tuesday, December 07, 2004

SenseCam - the human "blackbox flight recorder"

Think of it... a badge-sized gadget that you wear which captures everything you do throughout the day. No having to dig a camera out of your bag, no pointing, no pressing the button. This little fish-eye lens is triggered by motion, light and heat changes to snap away capturing hundreds of images throughout the day.

Developer Lyndsay Williams, from Microsoft's R&D Hardware Systems Group in Cambridge, UK, sees the SenseCam having a literal blackbox utility: “This is similar to an aircraft black box accident recorder, but miniaturised for the human body. If a person has an accident, the events and images leading up to this will be recorded, and these could be useful to medical staff."

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