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Wearable short-term visual memory
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CCDs and memory are getting cheaper and smaller all the time...

So, I want a camera with a wide-angle lens in one of the arms of my glasses, continually recording the scene in front of me to a 10-minute memory cache (i.e. it would cycle round so that the memory would always contain the last 10 minutes). Then if something happened which I wanted to see again I could get an instant replay projected onto a half-silvered layer on the back of one of my glasses' lenses, or I could write-protect a scene so that it could be downloaded for permanent storage later.

Also admissable in court! So if you crash your car you press the "Write protect" button on the side of your glasses (or the "Delete" button if the crash was your fault).

hippo, Mar 13 2000

WearCam.org http://wearcam.org/
Steve Mann has done a lot of research on wearable computers and cameras ("computer-mediated reality") [l2g, Mar 13 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Drive Data Recorders http://www.halfbake..._20Data_20Recorders
Something similar, but just for cars. [egnor, Mar 13 2000, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Record Your Life http://www.halfbake...ecord_20Your_20Life
more extreme version by [philthechill] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Deja View http://www.mydejavi...m/pages/2/index.htm
Coincidence, or HB inspired? [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Microsoft to implement this idea, apparantly http://apnews.excit...0306/D814JA3G1.html
[hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Looxcie http://www.looxcie.com/
Looxcie seems to be exactly what I'm after - "Looxcie is always on, continuously videoing – there's no record button. When you experience something you want to share, just click the Instant Clip button to save a clip of the last thirty seconds" - only $199 [hippo, Nov 02 2010]

Conviction based on headcam evidence http://www.cyclecha...n-headcam-evidence/
Not as slick as [hippo]'s link but people are out there with home-made setups doing this. [pocmloc, Nov 02 2010]


       why 10 minutes? why not 24 hours?
razgalili, Jun 28 2000

       Lack of memory density. 10 minutes would be a hundred megs or more. Hard drives would make the glasses a bit unwieldy...
StarChaser, Nov 16 2000

       Give it a wireless/sat connection to a server and upload everything for storage.
liamdelahunty, Mar 06 2003

       This is like the Cop-cams they have on America's Wildest Police Videos/ COPS/ etc.   

       I don't see why it couldn't work. You could record compressed A/V onto a 128MB flash-card.   

       My ideal setup would detect the driver's side window being rolled down after a stop and switch to record out of the driver's window.   

       This would automatically record admissions of the other driver's guilt (I'm sorry, I didn't see you; you won't report this to my insurance company, right?) or corrupt cops (I tell you what, I'll give you a spot fine, it's cheaper/ it's your word against mine and I'm a cop).   

       I've considered baking this myself with a concealed mike and a dictaphone, but if someone's going to make a commercial product, why not add video?
FloridaManatee, Apr 28 2003

       Instead of just short-term stuff, it'd be cooler to keep longer term memories. How about recording an entire vacation? I've also forgotten half of college...
fishinabarrel, Sep 25 2003

       See the linked idea "Record Your Life" for some discussion of that, [fib].
krelnik, Sep 25 2003

       Spot on, [Worldgineer]! - That's almost exactly what I meant.
hippo, Dec 04 2003

       Hah! As [hippo] notes elsewhere... we used to think 100MB was a lot of memory. Now it's the useless little bit left after you've "filled up" a decent-sized USB stick.
UnaBubba, Apr 23 2012

       100MB ought to be enough for anybody.
phundug, Apr 25 2012

       Not seen this one before. Like it. Want it. Bun.
theleopard, Apr 25 2012

       I'm still waiting for this to be made...
hippo, Jul 03 2019


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