Oxford technology company OMG Life has collaborated with designers from London-based Chauhan Studio to create the world’s first intelligent wearable camera. The camera takes photos independently throughout the user’s day, using sensors and GPS technology to monitor changes in light, colour, location and motion direction to choose when to take photographs.
The camera can take up to 2,000 high-resolution photos a day. The photos can then be viewed as a stop-frame video, allowing the user to see their whole day pass in just a few minutes. Small and discreet, the camera weighs just 58g. It can be clipped onto clothing using magnets or worn with a lanyard.
The technology was previously used in the Microsoft Sensecam, which was originally developed to help patients with memory-loss conditions – such as Alzheimer’s – record their day. Priced at £399 ($647), the camera will be available from November.
For similar wearable technology, see the Stylus report, Superhuman: Pushing the Limits of Human Advancement.