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ViconRevue - it ain't pretty but it's pretty cool
ViconRevue - it ain't pretty but it's pretty cool

UK motion-capture manufacturer Vicon has announced it is to release a wearable camera, which will chart the life of anyone who wears it.

The ViconRevue, formally known as the SenseCam, takes an image automatically every 30 seconds, with the camera's 1GB memory able to store around 30,000 still images.


The camera had been developed by Microsoft Research Cambridge and its original use was to aide the memory of people with Alzheimer's disease, where they can 'life-log' their lives.

The camera comes attached to a strap to tie round the neck, and can take photos of where you are without you touching it.

Microsoft has licensed the tech to Vicon, who hopes to put the gadget into mass production soon.

Currently, there are only 500 devices available and most of these have been snapped up by researchers.

The camera is expected to retail at £500 when it is released later in the year. Go to for more information.

Via Electronista and New Scientist

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.