PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. – LifeLogger, a start-up developing what it called a new way to remember your life, revealed plans for a Kickstarter campaign in support of a wearable camera system.
The company said LifeLogger creates a unique user experience by combining video, face, text and voice recognition to make the richer digital story of a user’s life.
The heart of the system is a head-worn video camera designed to capture, share and effectively archive digital video and still image memories.
The life logging system includes a Cloud storage solution and metadata processing software that will actively store images and make them available on the web, desktop and mobile devices.
“Imagine you could live stream your wedding proposal, your first roller coaster ride, the moment you hold your child for the first time,” stated Stew Garner, LifeLogger CEO. “LifeLogger gives you the photographic memory and details that you might forget or are too busy experiencing to capture otherwise.”
LifeLogger will record up to eight hours of hands-free footage without the need to hold a camera or phone. It is equipped with GPS and Wi-Fi, and can be controlled from a mobile device via an Android and iOS app.
The LifeLogger app also allows managing existing videos by signing into a Cloud storage account to either automatically or manually upload footage.
The LifeLogger app continuously monitors memory and battery status and gives the user the ability to turn live streaming on and off.
Video can be live streamed to any desktop, tablet or smartphone via a Wi-Fi connection.
GPS coordinates, compass data, gyro sensor and voice can also be streamed.
Camera features include 720/30p HD video capture, 5-megapixel 4:3 still image capture, a 90-degree fixed lens, photo burst shooting at up to 10 fps, timelapse capture of up to one frame per 60 seconds, and a preloaded 32GB SD card for onboard storage.
The company expects the LifeLogger camera to be available by the end of 2014, with the first run of mass production anticipated to be sometime between October and November. Shipping will follow in December – “just in time for the holidays,” the company said.
Supporters can help move the camera into production by logging into Kickstarter.com and contributing $169 or more in exchange for a camera with three months of up to 25GB of Cloud storage and free video and metadata processing.
Videos can be automatically uploaded to a Cloud storage service via a Wi-Fi connection, and filed on what Life- Logger called “a simple 3D timeline, organized by date.”
Once footage is uploaded to the metadata processing software, it undergoes an image-stabilization process, enhancing the quality of every captured scene. Face detection, optimal character recognition, voice recognition and GPS positioning on a map are also scanned and stored using algorithms, giving a virtually unique way to search and relive memories.
The company said LifeLogger research identified wearing the camera around the head as the most effective way “to get a true recording of your mind’s eye,” so a headpiece solution was developed to comfortably wear the lightweight camera and take quality images.
The approach, according to LifeLogger, is a Google Glass-like wearing experience.