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Brief Published: 27 Sep 2012

Autographer: Wearable, Automated Camera


Oxford-based imaging technology company Oxford Metrics Group (OMG) has created a wearable, intelligent, automated camera. Designed to clip onto clothing or be worn like a lanyard around the neck, the Autographer is designed to capture thousands of previously “unseen” moments each day.

Alongside GPS, the camera uses five on-board sensors – including temperature, ambient light and motion – to automatically capture wide-angle images whenever it senses a change in its environment.

OMG says examples of when the Autographer might capture an image include when the wearer speeds up as they run for the bus, moves from a warm pub to a snowy street or turns around to greet a friend. Photos taken by the Autographer are transferred using Bluetooth to a smartphone app where users can create stop-motion videos of their day.

Read more about the act of self-documenting in Affirmation of Life.