Lifelogging camera: Imagine if every moment of your life was captured in photos. A new camera has such an ability, logging your day-to-day activities by taking a photo every thirty seconds, reports the AFP via Yahoo! News on Sept. 1.
The tiny life-capturing device can be clipped to a shirt or worn around the neck. It has no buttons, but does boast a built-in GPS and has a two day battery life – surprisingly long for a device that will take nearly 3,000 photos in one 24-hour period.
When the camera requires recharging, simply plug it into your computer. It will simultaneously recharge itself as it is downloading the pictures.
The camera “takes two geotagged photos a minute with recorded orientation so that the app can show them upright no matter how you are wearing the camera. And it’s weather protected, so you don’t have to worry about it in inclement weather,” says Memoto.com, the Swedish company that created the camera.
Photos supposedly give the user information about where the pictures were taken and the time of the shot. The new camera retails for $179.
The Lifelogging camera was developed by 38-year-old Martin Kaellstroem, one of Memoto's co-founder. Kaellstroem lost both of his parents to cancer at an early age, teaching him that life’s moments are fleeting and inspiring him to create a camera that would record each tiny interval of our lives.
“When you lose your parents, you realize that you don't live forever. It has definitely affected me in my entrepreneurship. I can't wait until later to fulfill my dreams, I have to live my dream now,” Kaellstroem said.
The raw documenting of life’s moments is quite the opposite of what most use a camera for, the Swiss creator said.
“Traditionally, people only brought their camera to special events when everyone was dressed up, smiling into the camera. But you don't know in advance which moments will be important in the future. Perhaps you meet your future wife or witness an accident or a crime, pictures you might want to return to,” Kaellstroem pointed out.
Although the camera does have some privacy concerns – some are dubbing it a “big Brother” light and are questioning the need to take a photo every thirty seconds – thousands have already signed up to be the first to own the new camera.
Head over to Memoto.com for more information on the device.