Memoto camera: The rise of a new ‘lifelogging’ camera that takes a photo every 30 seconds nonstop to record your day has real tech fans and the public alike quite interested this week. A new camera that’s making waves across the ‘net, known as a Memoto, allows people to capture nearly every moment of their lives with no real off button. Creator and co-founder Martin Kaellstroem developed the new “life-logger” camera after losing both his parents to cancer when he was young, and wanted to create something to cherish life while people have it, Yahoo reports this Monday, Sept. 2.
A Memoto camera is a small, compact device with a lens that is simple but powerful, quite verily scattering privacy to the winds as it snaps a picture every 30 seconds for a certain amount of time. The lifelogging camera is often clipped to a shirt or worn around the neck with a necklace or string as it records your day in a series of photos.
"When you lose your parents, you realise that you don't live forever. It has definitely affected me in my entrepreneurship. I can't wait until later to fulfil my dreams, I have to live my dream now," said Kaellstroem in a statement.
Although some worry that the Memoto camera will be a definite breach of people’s privacy, the Memoto team sees no such interference with their lifelogging creation. If anything, added the inventor, the picture-taker will help users form their own memories, collect them, and ultimately share them with the world to tell their own life story long after they are gone.
"Traditionally, people only brought their camera to special events when everyone was dressed up, smiling into the camera," Kaellstroem added. "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."
Known as lifelogging, a process that digitally gathers moments through a given day, the act is a quickly rising phenomenon with growing popularity. In an age of instant information and quickly transferred media through such sites as Twitter and Facebook, the 30 second photos taken by the Memoto camera will be ones that can be instantly uploaded to a social media source and shared with friends, family, and others.
The Memoto camera is still in production, though test samples of this lifelogging device are already out. The compact camera ultimately collects a number of pictures, sorting them through a given schedule, whether it be time, GPS-set location, or even light source. The “memory timeline”, as it is called, can then be uploaded to numerous sites for others’ viewing pleasure?
What are your thoughts on the Memoto camera and the ability to capture or record a day? Is it an invasion of privacy, or is this lifelogging camera in fact a new way to look at our lives with fresh eyes and appreciation?