Digital cameras, especially those built into our smartphones, have made photography relatively hassle-free. But to the team behind Autographer, it’s not frictionless enough.
Autographer is a wearable camera that recognizes the best moment to capture picture, and takes it automatically. It uses five sensors to detect changes in light, color, motion, direction and temperature, then uses their information to determine whether the scene is camera-worthy. The result: a collection of geo-tagged photos taken throughout your day. Using the accompanying app, you can then peruse them on your computer or smartphone.
Equipped with a 5-megapixel low-light sensor, the device is relatively small and light, but has a battery powerful enough to last through an entire day of action-snapping. It also has an internal storage space of 8GB, presumably is sufficient to store a day’s worth of photos.
I’m not sure what the people around me might think of their photos being taken anytime by this little gadget hanging around my neck, but I like the idea of creating a mini documentary of my life without doing much. The only thing I’m not ready to do is to fork out $644 to buy one. But if you are, they’ll be on sale in the UK this November.