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SenseCam is a wearable camera that takes photos automatically. Originally conceived as a personal ‘Black Box’ accident recorder, it soon became evident that looking through images previously recorded tends to elicit quite vivid remembering of the original event. This exciting effect has formed the basis of a great deal of research around the world: there are over 200 papers based on work using SenseCam, the Vicon Revue and OMG Autographer (both produced for several years under license).

Highlights of the history of SenseCam, the Vicon Revue and the OMG Autographer include:


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Publications of work using SenseCam or its direct descendants

These include eight PhD theses describing research which leveraged SenseCam.

Note that work presented at the first three SenseCam Conferences, SenseCam 2009SenseCam 2010 and SenseCam 2012, is largely not included because these were not archival events. Papers included at SenseCam 2013 were, however, published by the ACM and are listed below.

  1. Ali Mair, Marie Poirier and Martin A Conway. Memory for staged events: supporting older and younger adults’ memory with SenseCam. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology, March 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1747021818765038.
  2. Mariella Dimiccoli, Juan Marín, and Edison Thomaz. Mitigating Bystander Privacy Concerns in Egocentric Activity Recognition with Deep Learning and Intentional Image Degradation. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 1, 4, Article 132. January 2018.
  3. Alessandro Perina, Sadegh Mohammadi, Nebojsa Jojic and Vittorio Murino. Summarization and classification of wearable camera streams by learning the distributions over deep features of out-of-sample image sequences. The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2017),  pp. 4326-4334. October 2017.
  4. Stephanie Schrempft, Cornelia H.M. van Jaarsveld and Abigail Fisher. Exploring the Potential of a Wearable Camera to Examine the Early Obesogenic Home Environment: Comparison of SenseCam Images to the Home Environment Interview. Journal of Medical Internet Research 19(10): e332. October 2017.
  5. Jonathan Gershuny, Teresa Harms, Aiden Doherty, Emma Thomas, Karen Milton, Paul Kelly and Charlie Foster. CAPTURE24: Testing self-report time-use diaries against objective instruments in real time. Centre for Time Use Research, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. October 2017.
  6. L.N. Signal, J. Stanley, M. Smith, M.B. Barr, T.J. Chambers, J. Zhou, A. Duane, C. Gurrin, A.F. Smeaton, C. McKerchar, A.L. Pearson, J. Hoek, G.L.S. Jenkin and C. Ni Mhurchu. Children’s everyday exposure to food marketing: an objective analysis using wearable cameras. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, volume 14 issue 1. October 2017.
  7. Louise N. Signal, Moira B. Smith, Michelle Barr, James Stanley, Tim J. Chambers, Jiang Zhou, Aaron Duane, Gabrielle L.S. Jenkin, Amber L. Pearson, Cathal Gurrin, Alan F Smeaton, Janet Hoek and Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Kids’ Cam: An objective methodology to study the world in which children live. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp. e89-e95. September 2017.
  8. Dang Nguyen, Duc Tien, Luca Piras, Michael Riegler, Giulia Boato, Liting Zhou and Cathal Gurrin. Overview of ImageCLEF lifelog 2017: lifelog retrieval and summarization. In: ImageCLEF 2017, 11-13 Sept 2017, Dublin. September 2017.
  9. Nora E. Miller, Whitney A. Welch, Aiden Doherty and Scott J. Strath. Accuracy Of Behavioral Assessment With A Wearable Camera in Semi-structured And Free Living Conditions In Older Adults: 2307 Board #320 June 1 2. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49(5S):651. DOI: 10.1249/01.mss.0000518714.94905.35 May 2017.
  10. A.R. Silva, M.S. Pinho, L. Macedo, C.J.A. Moulin. The cognitive effects of wearable cameras in Mild Alzheimer disease-An experimental study. Current Alzheimer Research 14(12) pp. 1270-1282. May 2017.
  11. Tiffany E. Chow, Jesse Rissman. Neurocognitive mechanisms of real-world autobiographical memory retrieval: insights from studies using wearable camera technology. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 1396, pp. 202-221. May 2017.
  12. Ana Rita Silva, Maria Salomé Pinho, Luís Macedo, Christopher Moulin, Salomé Caldeira and Horácio Firmino. It is not only memory: effects of sensecam on improving well-being in patients with mild alzheimer disease. International Psychogeriatrics, volume 29, issue 5, pp. 741-754, Cambridge University Press. May 2017.
  13. Gemma Wilson. Examining the differences between the use of wearable cameras and traditional cameras in research – a research note. International Journal of Social Research Methodology Vol. 20, Issue 5.  April 2017.
  14. Ali Mair, Marie Poirier and Martin A. Conway. Supporting older and younger adults’ memory for recent everyday events: A prospective sampling study using SenseCam. Consciousness and Cognition, volume 49, pages 190-202. March 2017.
  15. Mélissa Allé, Liliann Manning, Jevita Potheegadoo, Romain Coutelle, Jean-Marie Danion and Fabrice Berna. Wearable Cameras Are Useful Tools to Investigate and Remediate Autobiographical Memory Impairment: A Systematic PRISMA Review. Neuropsychology Review, volume 27, issue 1, pp. 81-99. March 2017.
  16. Lydia Dubourg, Ana Rita Silva, Christophe Fitamen, Chris J.A. Moulin, Céline Souchay. SenseCam: A new tool for memory rehabilitation? Revue Neurologique, volume 172, issue 12,  pp. 735-747. December 2016.
  17. Camille Nebeker, Tiffany Lagare, Michelle Takemoto, Brittany Lewars, Katie Crist, Cinnamon S. Bloss and Jacqueline Kerr. Engaging research participants to inform the ethical conduct of mobile imaging, pervasive sensing, and location tracking research. Translational Behavioral Medicine, volume 6, issue 4, pp 577–586. December 2016.
  18. Amar Dhand, Alexandra E. Dalton, Douglas A. Luke, Brian F. Gage and Jin-Moo Lee. Accuracy of Wearable Cameras to Track Social Interactions in Stroke Survivors. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, volume 25, issue 12, pp. 2907-2910. December 2016.
  19. Wilson, G, Jones, D, Schofield, P & Martin, DJ. Experiences of using a wearable camera to record activity, participation and health-related behaviours: Qualitative reflections of using the Sensecam. Digital Health volume 2: 1-11. November 2016.
  20. E. Thomas, T. Harms, K. Milton, P. Kelly, A. Doherty, J. Gershuny and C. Foster. Reconstructing Time Use to Understand Human Behavior: Combining Accelerometry, Wearable Cameras, Diaries and Interviews. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, volume 23, pp 236-237, Springer. November 2016.
  21. Ruth Bartlett, Andrew Balmer, Petula Brannelly. Digital technologies as truth-bearers in health care. Nursing Philosophy, volume 18, issue 1, Wiley. November 2016.
  22. Alan F. Smeaton, Kevin McGuinness, Cathal Gurrin, Jiang Zhou, Noel E. O’Connor, Peng Wang, Brian Davis, Lucas Azevedo, Andre Freitas, Louise Signal, Moira Smith, James Stanley, Michelle Barr, Tim Chambers, and Cliona Ní Mhurchu. Semantic Indexing of Wearable Camera Images: Kids’Cam Concepts. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM workshop on Vision and Language Integration Meets Multimedia Fusion (iV&L-MM ’16). October 2016.
  23. Na Li, Cathal Gurrin, Martin Crane and Heather J. Ruskin. NTCIR-12 Lifelog Data Analytics. In Proceedings of the first Workshop on Lifelogging Tools and Applications (LTA ’16), pp. 27-36. October 2016.
  24. Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Md Sadek Ferdous, and Joemon M Jose. 2016. Exploring lifelog sharing and privacy. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct (UbiComp ’16), 553-558. September 2016.
  25. M. Kamar, C. Evans, S. Hugh-JonesOP58 Factors influencing adolescent whole grain intake: In-depth interviews with adolescents using SenseCam technology
  26. Adam Loveday, Lauren B Sherar, James P Sanders, Paul W Sanderson, and Dale W Esliger. 2016. Novel technology to help understand the context of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Physiological Measurement 37, 10 (2016), 1834.
  27. Peng Wang. Investigating factorizations in everyday activity recognition. In Proceedings of SPIE, volume 10033, Eighth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2016). August 2016.
  28. Peng Wang, Lifeng Sun, Shiqiang Yang, Alan F. Smeaton, and Cathal Gurrin. 2016. Characterizing everyday activities from visual lifelogs based on enhancing concept representationComputer Vision and Image Understanding 148, C, pp. 181-192. July 2016.
  29. Stephanie Gauthier. Investigating the probability of behavioural responses to cold thermal discomfort. Energy and Buildings
    Volume 124, pp. 70-78, Elsevier. July 2016.
  30. Cathal Gurrin, Hideo Joho, Frank Hopfgartner, Liting Zhou and Rami Albatal. 2016. NTCIR Lifelog: The First Test Collection for Lifelog Research. In Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’16), pp. 705-708. July 2016.
  31. Gustavo Cuberos-Urbano, Alfonso Caracuel, Carlos Valls-Serrano, Leticia García-Mochón, Fergus Gracey & Antonio Verdejo-García. A pilot investigation of the potential for incorporating lifelog technology into executive function rehabilitation for enhanced transfer of self-regulation skills to everyday life. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation . June 2016.
  32. Paulina Piasek, Kate Irving, Alan F Smeaton, Exploring boundaries to the benefits of lifelogging for identity maintenance for people with dementia, In Psychology and Mental Health: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Information Resources Management Association. May 2016.
  33. Kristin Meseck, Marta M. Jankowska, Jasper Schipperijn, Loki Natarajan, Suneeta Godbole, Jordan Carlson, Michelle Takemoto, Katie Crist and Jacqueline Kerr. Is missing geographic positioning system data in accelerometry studies a problem, and is imputation the solution? Geospatial health, 11(2):403. May 2016.
  34. Katherine Ellis, Jacqueline Kerr, Suneeta Godbole, John Staudenmayer and Gert Lanckriet. Hip and Wrist Accelerometer Algorithms for Free-Living Behavior ClassificationMedicine and science in sports and exercise 48(5) pp. 933–940. May 2016.
  35. Jacqueline Kerr, Ruth E. Patterson, Katherine Ellis, Suneeta Godbole, Eileen Johnson, Gert Lanckriet and John Staudenmayer. Objective Assessment of Physical Activity: Classifiers for Public HealthMedicine and science in sports and exercise, 48(5):951-957. May 2016.
  36. Abby C. King, Sandra J. Winter, Jylana L. Sheats, Lisa G. Rosas, Matthew P. Buman, Deborah Salvo, Nicole M. Salvo, Rebecca A. Seguin, Mika Moran, Randi Moran, Bonnie Broderick, Susan G. Broderick, Olga Lucia Broderick, Silvia A. Broderick, Ann Broderick and Juan Rivera Dommarco. Leveraging Citizen Science and Information Technology for Population Physical Activity Promotion. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine: Volume 1, Issue 4, pp. 30–44. May 2016.
  37. L. Gemming, C. Ni Mhurchu. Dietary under-reporting: what foods and which meals are typically under-reported? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(5):640-1. May 2016.
  38. Louise Signal, Moira Smith, Michelle Barr, Tim Chambers, James Stanley, Jiang Zhou, Aaron Duane, Gabrielle Jenkin, Tolotea Lanumata, Amber Pearson, Cathal Gurrin, Alan Smeaton, Janet Hoek and Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Saturated with Junk: The extent of Junk Food Marketing in Children’s Everyday Lives. Obesity Reviews (Special Issue: Abstracts of the 13th International Congress on Obesity), volume 17 issue suppplement S2, pp. 152-198. April 2016.
  39. Belinda Lowe, Moira Smith, Richard Jaine, Michelle Barr, Tim Chambers, James Stanley, Jiang Zhou, Aaron Duane, Cathal Gurrin, Alan Smeaton, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Louise Signal. Watching the watchers: quantifying the duration and nature of children’s after-school screen time. Obesity Reviews (Special Issue: Abstracts of the 13th International Congress on Obesity), volume 17 issue suppplement S2, pp. 152-198. April 2016.
  40. Morgan Harvey, Marc Langheinrich, Geoff Ward. Remembering through lifelogging: A survey of human memory augmentation. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, volume 27, pp. 14-26. April 2016.
  41. V. Kuchelmeister and J. Bennett. The Amnesia Atlas VR. A photographic media interface as memory-prosthesis2016 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), pp. 330-330. March 2016.
  42. Juliet A. Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien F. M. Chastin. Acceptability of novel lifelogging technology to determine context of
    sedentary behaviour in older adults. AIMS Public Health, 3 (1), pp. 158-171. March 2016.
  43. Na Li, Martin Crane, Cathal Gurrin, and Heather J. Ruskin. Finding Motifs in Large Personal Lifelogs. In Proceedings of the 7th Augmented Human International Conference 2016 (AH ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 9 , 8 pages. February 2016.
  44. A. R. Silva, M. S. Pinho, L. Macedo & C. J. A. Moulin. A critical review of the effects of wearable cameras on memory. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Volume 28, Issue 1. January 2016.
  45. Gill Cowburn, Anne Matthews, Aiden Doherty, Alex Hamilton, Paul Kelly, Julianne Williams, Charlie Foster and Michael Nelson. Exploring the opportunities for food and drink purchasing and consumption by teenagers during their journeys between home and school: a feasibility study using a novel method. Public health nutrition, volume 19, issue 1, pp. 93-103, Cambridge University Press. January 2016.
  46. Paul Kelly, Emma Thomas, Aiden Doherty, Teresa Harms, Órlaith Burke, Jonathan Gershuny, Charlie Foster. Developing a Method to Test the Validity of 24 Hour Time Use Diaries Using Wearable Cameras: A Feasibility Pilot.  PLoS ONE10(12): e0142198. December 2015.
  47. Ana Rita Silva, Maria Salome Pinho, Luis Macedo, Horacio Firmino and Christopher Moulin. Using SenseCam to stimulate cognitive function and decrease depressive symptoms in mild Alzheimer disease. International Psychogeriatrics, volume 27, Cambridge University Press. December 2015.
  48. Luke Gemming, Aiden Doherty, Jennifer Utter, Emma Shields, Cliona Ni Mhurchu. The use of a wearable camera to capture and categorise the environmental and social context of self-identified eating episodes. Appetite, Volume 92, 1 September 2015, Pages 118-125. September 2015.
  49. Paulina Piasek. Case studies in therapeutic SenseCam use aimed at identity maintenance in early stage dementia. PhD Thesis, Dublin City University. September 2015.
  50. Alexandra L. Young, Anya Skatova, Benjamin Bedwell, Tom Rodden, and Victoria Shipp. 2015. The Role of Accidental Self-Reflection in Wearable Camera Research. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct (MobileHCI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1062-1065. August 2015.
  51. Youngdeok Kim, Vaughn W. Barry & Minsoo Kang. Validation of the ActiGraph GT3X and activPAL Accelerometers for the Assessment of Sedentary Behavior. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science Volume 19, Issue 3. August 2015.
  52. Volker Kuchelmeister and Jill Bennet. The Amnesia Atlas. An immersive SenseCam Interface as memory-prosthesis. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2014. 217-222. DOI: 10.1109/VSMM.2014.7136663.
  53. Christopher Moulin, Ana Rita Silva, Alexandra Ernst, Lydia Dubourg, Charline Cerf and Céline Souchay. Memory Improvement in clinical groups using Life-Logging Technologies. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) XI conference. July 2015.
  54. Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Philip J. McParlane, Md. Sadek Ferdous, and Joemon Jose. 2015. “My Day in Review”: Visually Summarising Noisy Lifelog Data. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM on International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 607-610. June 2015.
  55. Siobhan O. Connor, Noel McCaffrey, Enda Whyte & Kieran Moran. The novel use of a SenseCam and accelerometer to validate training load and training information in a self-recall training diary. Journal of Sports Sciences Volume 34, Issue 4. June 2015.
  56. Camille Nebeker, Rubi Linares-Orozco and Katie Crist. A Multi-Case Study Of Research Using Mobile Imaging, Sensing And Tracking Technologies To Objectively Measure Behavior: Ethical Issues And Insights To Guide Responsible Research Practice. Journal of Research Administration, volume 46, issue 1, pp. 118-137. May 2015.
  57. Gill Cowburn, Anne Matthews, Aiden Doherty, Alex Hamilton, Paul Kelly, Julianne Williams, Charlie Foster and Michael Nelson. Exploring the opportunities for food and drink purchasing and consumption by teenagers during their journeys between home and school: a feasibility study using a novel method. Public Health Nutrition: 19(1), 93–103. April 2015.
  58. . The use of a wearable camera improves autobiographical memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory, Vol. 23, Issue 3. April 2015.
  59. Katja C. Thoring, Roland M. Mueller, and Petra Badke-Schaub. Ethnographic Design Research With Wearable Cameras. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’15). April 2015.
  60. Katja C. Thoring, Roland M. Mueller, and Petra Badke-Schaub. Ethnographic Design Research With Wearable Cameras. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’15). April 2015.
  61. Louise Hopper, Paulina Piasek and Kate Irving. Ethical challenges associated with technology use with people with dementia. In: 8th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region (IAGG-ER) Congress, Dublin, Ireland. April 2015.
  62. Luke Gemming. Image-assisted dietary assessment: Evaluating the potential of wearable cameras to enhance self-report in the 24-hour dietary recall method. PhD Thesis, University of Auckland. 2015.
  63. Stephanie Gauthier and David Shipworth. Behavioural responses to cold thermal discomfort. Building Research & Information Volume 43, Issue 3. February 2015.
  64. Luke Gemming, Elaine Rush, Ralph Maddison, Aiden Doherty, Nicholas Gant, Jennifer Utter and Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Wearable cameras can reduce dietary under-reporting: doubly labelled water validation of a camera-assisted 24 h recall. British Journal of Nutrition (2015), 113, 284–291. January 2015.
  65. Luke Gemming, Jennifer Utter and Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Image-Assisted Dietary Assessment: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. January 2015.
  66. Stefan Terziyski, Rami Albatal and Cathal Gurrin. Fast human activity recognition in lifelogging.  In: He X., Luo S., Tao D., Xu C., Yang J., Hasan M.A. (eds) MultiMedia Modeling. MMM 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8936. Springer. January 2015.
  67. Gunjan Kumar, Houssem Jerbi, Cathal Gurrin and Michael P. O’Mahony. 2014. Towards Activity Recommendation from Lifelogs. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS ’14), Maria Indrawan-Santiago, Matthias Steinbauer, Hong-Quang Nguyen, A. Min Tjoa, Ismail Khalil, and Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis (Eds.), pp. 87-96. December 2014.
  68. Cathal Gurrin, Håvard Johansen, Thomas Sødring and Dag Johansen. Digital chronofiles of life experience. In: Aiello L., McFarland D. (eds) Social Informatics. SocInfo 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8852, Springer. November 2014.
  69. Paulina Piasek, Alan Smeaton and Kate Irving. Recommendations for Incorporating Lifelogging Technologies into Therapeutic Approaches for People with Dementia. Irish Journal of Medical Science, Volume 183 Supplement 7. October 2014.
  70. P. Kelly, A. Doherty, A. Mizdrak, S. Marshall, J. Kerr, A. Legge, S. Godbole, H. Badland, M. Oliver and C. Foster. High group level validity but high random error of a self-report travel diary, as assessed by wearable cameras. Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 190-201. September 2014.
  71. Robert Templeman, Roberto Hoyle, David Crandall and Apu Kapadia. 2014. Reactive security: responding to visual stimuli from wearable cameras. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp ’14 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1297-1306. September 2014.
  72. Paulina Piasek, Kate Irving and Alan F. SmeatonUsing lifelogging to help construct the identity of people with dementia. In: Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014, DCU, Dublin, Ireland. September 2014.
  73. Cathal Gurrin, Alan F. Smeaton and Aiden R. Doherty. “LifeLogging: Personal Big Data”. Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval: Vol. 8: No. 1, pp 1-125. June 2014.
  74. Luke Gemming, Aiden Doherty, Nick Gant, Jennifer Utter, Ralph Maddison and Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Validation Of A Wearable Camera Image-assisted 24 H Dietary Recall Against Doubly Labelled Water. Nutrition & Dietetics, volume 71, p. 25. May 2014.
  75. Li Shen and Peter R. Stopher. Using SenseCam to pursue “ground truth” for global positioning system travel surveys. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 42, pp. 76-81, 2014.
  76. Catalina Spataru and Stephanie Gauthier. How to monitor people ‘smartly’ to help reducing energy consumption in buildings? Architectural Engineering and Design Management Volume 10, Issue 1-2. November 2013.
  77. Katherine Ellis, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Simon Marshall, Gert Lanckriet and Jacqueline Kerr. 2013. Physical activity recognition in free-living from body-worn sensors. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 88-89. November 2013.
  78. Michael S. Lam, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland, Simon J. Marshall, Paul Kelly, Charlie Foster, Aiden Doherty and Jacqueline Kerr. 2013. Measuring time spent outdoors using a wearable camera and GPS. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-7. November 2013.
  79. Aiden Doherty, Wilby Williamson, Melvyn Hillsdon, Steve Hodges, Charlie Foster and Paul Kelly. 2013. Influencing health-related behaviour with wearable cameras: strategies & ethical considerations. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 60-67. November 2013.
  80. Jylana L. Sheats, Sandra J. Winter, Priscilla Padilla-Romero, Lisa Goldman-Rosas, Lauren A. Grieco and Abby C. King. 2013. Comparison of passive versus active photo capture of built environment features by technology naïve Latinos using the SenseCam and Stanford healthy neighborhood discovery tool. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8-15. November 2013.
  81. Cathal Gurrin, Alan F. Smeaton, Zhengwei Qiu and Aiden Doherty. 2013. Exploring the technical challenges of large-scale lifelogging. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 68-75. November 2013.
  82. Basel Kikhia and Josef Hallberg. 2013. Visualizing and managing stress through colors and images. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 78-79. November 2013.
  83. Lijuan Marissa Zhou and Cathal Gurrin. 2013. MemoryMesh: lifelogs as densely linked hypermedia. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 90-91. November 2013.
  84. Niamh Caprani, Noel E. O’Connor and Cathal Gurrin. 2013. Experiencing SenseCam: a case study interview exploring seven years living with a wearable camera. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 52-59. November 2013.
  85. Gemma Wilson, Derek Jones, Patricia Schofield and Denis Martin. 2013. The use of the Sensecam to explore daily functioning of older adults with chronic pain. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 76-77. November 2013.
  86. Jacqueline Chen, Simon J. Marshall, Lu Wang, Suneeta Godbole, Amanda Legge, Aiden Doherty, Paul Kelly, Melody Oliver, Ruth Patterson, Charlie Foster and Jacqueline Kerr. 2013. Using the SenseCam as an objective tool for evaluating eating patterns. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 34-41. November 2013.
  87. Michelle Barr, Louise Signal, Gabrielle Jenkin and Moira Smith. 2013. Using SenseCam to capture children’s exposure to food marketing: a feasibility study. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 50-51. November 2013.
  88. Catherine Marinac, Gina Merchant, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Jacqueline Kerr, Bronwyn Clark and Simon Marshall. 2013. The feasibility of using SenseCams to measure the type and context of daily sedentary behaviors. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 42-49. November 2013.
  89. Yang Yang and Cathal Gurrin. 2013. Personal lifelog visualization. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 82-83. November 2013.
  90. Sabrina Agnihotri, Joanne Rovet, Deb Cameron, Carmen Rasmussen, Jennifer Ryan and Michelle Keightley. 2013. SenseCam as an everyday memory rehabilitation tool for youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 86-87. November 2013.
  91. Suzanne Mavoa, Melody Oliver, Jacqueline Kerr, Aiden Doherty and Karen Witten. 2013. Using SenseCam images to assess the environment. In Proceedings of the 4th International SenseCam & Pervasive Imaging Conference (SenseCam ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 84-85. November 2013.
  92. John G. Seamon, Tacie N. Moskowitz, Ashley E. Swan, Boyuan Zhong, Amy Golembeski, Christopher Liong, Alexa C. Narzikul and Olumide A. Sosan. SenseCam reminiscence and action recall in memory-unimpaired people. Memory, Volume 22, Issue 7. October 2013.
  93. Jenny Svanberg and Jonathan J. Evans. Impact of SenseCam on memory, identity and mood in Korsakoff’s syndrome: A single case experimental design study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Volume 24, Issue 3-4. October 2013.
  94. Na Li, Martin Crane and Heather J. Ruskin. Automatically Detecting “Significant Events” on SenseCam. International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing, Vol. 11, No. 6. October 2013. DOI: 10.1142/S0219691313500501.
  95. Li (Andrew) Shen and Peter R. Stopher. Should we change the rules for trip identification for GPS travel records? Australasian Transport Research Forum 2013 Proceedings, Brisbane, Australia. October 2013.
  96. L. Gemming, A. Doherty, P. Kelly, J. Utter and C. Ni Mhurchu. Feasibility of a SenseCam-assisted 24-h recall to reduce under-reporting of energy intake. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 67, 1095–1099 (2013). September 2013.
  97. Niamh Caprani, Noel E O’Connor and Cathal Gurrin. Investigating older and younger peoples’ motivations for lifelogging with wearable cameras2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS): Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life, Toronto, ON, pp. 32-41. June 2013.
  98. Corina Sas, Tomasz Fratczak, Matthew Rees, Hans Gellersen, Vaiva Kalnikaite, Alina Coman and Kristina Höök. 2013. AffectCam: arousal- augmented sensecam for richer recall of episodic memories. In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1041-1046. May 2013.
  99. Peng Wang, Alan F. Smeaton. Using visual lifelogs to automatically characterize everyday activities. Information Sciences, Volume 230, pp. 147-161, 2013.
  100. Melody Oliver, Aiden R. Doherty, Paul Kelly, Hannah M. Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Janine Shepherd, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Alexander Hamilton and Charlie Foster. Utility of passive photography to objectively audit built environment features of active transport journeys: an observational study. International Journal of Health Geographics, 2013, 12:20. April 2013.
  101. Aiden R. Doherty, Steve E. Hodges, Abby C. King, Alan F. Smeaton, Emma Berry, Chris J.A. Moulin, Siân Lindley, Paul Kelly and Charlie Foster. Wearable Cameras in Health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 320-323. March 2013.
  102. Paul Kelly, Simon J. Marshall, Hannah Badland, Jacqueline Kerr, Melody Oliver, Aiden R. Doherty and Charlie Foster. An Ethical Framework for Automated, Wearable Cameras in Health Behavior Research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 314-319. March 2013.
  103. Cathal Gurrin, Zhengwei Qiu, Mark Hughes, Niamh Caprani, Aiden R. Doherty, Steve E. Hodges and Alan F. Smeaton. The Smartphone As a Platform for Wearable Cameras in Health Research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 308-313. March 2013.
  104. Ana R. Silva, Salomé Pinho, Luís M. Macedo and Chris J. Moulin. Benefits of SenseCam Review on Neuropsychological Test Performance. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 302–307. March 2013.
  105. Gillian O’Loughlin, Sarah Jane Cullen, Adrian McGoldrick, Siobhan O’Connor, Richard Blain, Shane O’Malley and Giles D. Warrington. Using a Wearable Camera to Increase the Accuracy of Dietary Analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 297–301. March 2013.
  106. Jacqueline Kerr, Simon J. Marshall, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Amanda Legge, Aiden R. Doherty, Paul Kelly, Melody Oliver, Hannah M. Badland, Charlie Foster. Using the SenseCam to Improve Classifications of Sedentary Behavior in Free-Living Settings. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 290–296. March 2013.
  107. Jacqueline Kerr, Katherine Ellis, Gert Lanckriet, John Staudenmayer, Suneeta Godbole, Jacqueline Chen, Paul Kelly, Aiden R. Doherty, Charlie Foster, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland and Simon Marshall. “Will the real breaks please stand up!” Detecting breaks from sitting using objective tools and novel analytic techniques. Society of Behavioral Medicine. March 2013
  108. Aiden R Doherty, Paul Kelly, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland, Alexander Hamilton and Charlie Foster. Using wearable cameras to categorise type and context of accelerometer-identified episodes of physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10:22. February 2013.
  109. Na Li, Martin Crane, Heather Ruskin, and Cathal Gurrin. Multiscaled Cross-Correlation Dynamics on SenseCam Lifelogged Images. In Proceedings of Advances in Multimedia Modeling: 19th International Conference, MMM 2013, Huangshan, China, pp.490-501. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35725-1_45. January 2013.
  110. Aiden Doherty, Paul Kelly and Charlie Foster. Wearable cameras: identifying healthy transportation choices. IEEE Pervasive Computing, volume 12 issue 1 pp. 44-47. January 2013.
  111. Paul Kelly. Assessing the utility of wearable cameras in the measurement of walking and cycling. DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford. 2013.
  112. A. Doherty, S. Marshall, P. Kelly, A. Hamilton, M. Oliver, H. Badland, J. Kerr and C. Foster. Identifying sedentary behaviour types using SenseCam: A pilot study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, volume 15, pp. 296-297. December 2012.
  113. A. Doherty, P. Kelly, M. Oliver, A. Hamilton, H. Badland, S. Marshall, J. Kerr and C. Foster. Using SenseCam to categorise type and context of accelerometer-identified episodes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, volume 15 pp. 92-93. December 2012.
  114. Paul Kelly, Aiden R Doherty, Alex Hamilton, Anne Matthews, Alan M Batterham, Michael Nelson, Charlie Foster and Gill Cowburn. Evaluating the feasibility of measuring travel to school using a wearable camera. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, volume 43 issue 5, pp. 546-550. November 2012.
  115. Aiden R Doherty, Paul Kelly, Jacqueline Kerr, Simon Marshall, Melody Oliver, Hannah Badland and Charlie Foster. Use of wearable cameras to assess population physical activity behaviours: an observational study. The Lancet, volume 380. November 2012.
  116. Rowanne Fleck. Rating reflection on experience: A case study of teachers’ and tutors’ reflection around images. Interacting with Computers, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp. 439-449, 2012.
  117. Gillian R. Hayes and Khai N. Truong. Paratyping: A Contextualized Method of Inquiry for Understanding Perceptions of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Technologies. Human–Computer Interaction Volume 28, Issue 3. June 2012.
  118. Aiden R. Doherty, Katalin Pauly-Takacs, Niamh Caprani, Cathal Gurrin, Chris J. A. Moulin, Noel E. O’Connor and Alan F. Smeaton. Experiences of Aiding Autobiographical Memory Using the SenseCam. Human–Computer Interaction Volume 27, Issue 1-2. April 2012.
  119. Masashi Crete-Nishihata, Ronald M. Baecker, Michael Massimi, Deborah Ptak, Rachelle Campigotto, Liam D. Kaufman, Adam M. Brickman, Gary R. Turner, Joshua R. Steinerman and Sandra E. Black. Reconstructing the Past: Personal Memory Technologies Are Not Just Personal and Not Just for Memory. Human–Computer Interaction Volume 27, Issue 1-2. April 2012.
  120. Steve Whittaker, Vaiva Kalnikaitė, Daniela Petrelli, Abigail Sellen, Nicolas Villar, Ofer Bergman, Paul Clough and Jens Brockmeier. Socio-Technical Lifelogging: Deriving Design Principles for a Future Proof Digital Past. Human–Computer Interaction Volume 27, Issue 1-2. April 2012.
  121. Paulina Piasek, Kate Irving and Alan F. Smeaton. Case study in SenseCam use as an intervention technology for early-stage dementia. International Journal of Computers in Healthcare, Volume 1 Number 4, pp. 304-319. January 2012.
  122. Daragh Byrne. Digital Life Stories: Semi-Automatic (Auto)Biographies within Lifelog Collections. PhD thesis, Dublin City University. January 2012.
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  133. Katalin Pauly-Takacs, Chris J. A. Moulin and Edward J. Estlin. SenseCam as a rehabilitation tool in a child with anterograde amnesia. Memory, Vol. 19, Issue 7. October 2011.
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  138. Qiu, Zhengwei and Doherty, Aiden R. and Gurrin, Cathal and Smeaton, Alan F. Mining user activity as a context source for search and retrieval. In: STAIR’11: International Conference on Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval, 28-29 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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  141. Paul Kelly, Aiden Doherty, Emma Berry, Steve Hodges, Alan M Batterham and Charlie Foster. Can we use digital life-log images to investigate active and sedentary travel behaviour? Results from a pilot study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. May 2011.
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  152. Eben Harrell, Remains of the Day. Time Magazine, October 2010.
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  159. Philip Kelly, Anil Kumar, Aiden R. Doherty, Hyowon Lee, Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin and Noel E. O’Connor. The colour of life: interacting with SenseCam images on large multi-touch display walls.  In Proceedings of the second annual SenseCam symposium (SenseCam 2010), Dublin, Ireland. September 2010.
  160. L. Kelly and G.J.F. Jones. An Exploration of the Utility of GSR in Locating Events from Personal Lifelogs for Reflection. In Proceedings of the 4th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (iHCI2010), Dublin, Ireland, 2-3 September 2010.
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  164. Kelly, P and Foster, C. A new technology for measuring our journeys: Results from a pilot study. Early Career Investigator Prize. 2010 Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Acitivity, Minneapolis, 9-12 June, 2010.
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  167. Caprani, N., Doherty, A., Lee, H., Smeaton, A.F., O’Connor, N. and Gurrin, C. Designing a Touch-Screen SenseCam Browser to Support an Aging Population. CHI 2010 – ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Work-in-Progress), Atlanta, GA, 10-15 April 2010.
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  175. Aiden R. Doherty and Cathal Gurrin and Alan F. Smeaton. Utilising contextual memory retrieval cues and the ubiquity of the cell phone to review lifelogged physiological activities. In: EIMM 2009 – 1st ACM International Workshop on Events in Multimedia, pp. 49-46, Beijing, China. October 2009.
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  180. Chen Y and Jones G. An Event-Based Interface to Support Personal Lifelog Search. HCI International 2009 – 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego, CA, 19-24 July 2009.
  181. Daragh Byrne, Aiden R. Doherty, Cees G.M. Snoek, Gareth J.F. Jones, Alan F. Smeaton. Everyday Concept Detection in Visual Lifelogs: Validation, Relationships and Trends, Multimedia Tools and Applications, ISSN 1573-7721. July 2009.
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  190. Kumpulainen S, Jarvelin K, Serola S, Doherty A.R, Byrne D, Smeaton A.F, and Jones G. Data Collection Methods for Analyzing Task-Based Information Access in Molecular Medicine. MobiHealthInf 2009 – 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work, Porto, Portugal, 16 January 2009.
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  203. Melissa Bowen, An investigation of the therapeutic efficacy of SenseCam as an autobiographical memory aid in a patient with medial temporal lobe amnesia. MSc Thesis, University of Exeter, September 2008.
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  205. Blighe M, Doherty A.R, Smeaton A.F and O’Connor N. Keyframe Detection in Visual Lifelogs. PETRA 2008 – 1st International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Athens, Greece, 15-19 July 2008.
  206. Doherty A.R. and Smeaton A.F. Combining Face Detection and Novelty to Identify Important Events in a Visual LifeLog. CIT 2008 – IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Workshop on Image- and Video-based Pattern Analysis and Applications, Sydney, Australia, 8-11 July 2008.
  207. Doherty A.R., Byrne D, Smeaton A.F., Jones G.J.F. and Hughes M. Investigating Keyframe Selection Methods in the Novel Domain of Passively Captured Visual Lifelogs. CIVR 2008 – ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, Niagara Falls, Canada, 7-9 July 2008.
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Introduction to SenseCam

SenseCam is a wearable digital camera that is designed to take photographs passively, without user intervention, while it is being worn. Unlike a regular digital camera or a cameraphone, SenseCam does not have a viewfinder or a display that can be used to frame photos. Instead, it is fitted with a wide-angle (fish-eye) lens that maximizes its field-of-view. This ensures that nearly everything in the wearer’s view is captured by the camera, which is important because a regular wearable camera would likely produce many uninteresting images.

SenseCam also contains a number of different electronic sensors. These include light-intensity and light-color sensors, a passive infrared (body heat) detector, a temperature sensor, and a multiple-axis accelerometer. These sensors are monitored by the camera’s microprocessor, and certain changes in sensor readings can be used to automatically trigger a photograph to be taken.

For example, a significant change in light level, or the detection of body heat in front of the camera can cause the camera to take a picture. Alternatively, the user may elect to set SenseCam to operate on a timer, for example taking a picture every 30 seconds. We have also experimented with the incorporation of audio level detection, audio recording and GPS location sensing into SenseCam although these do not feature in the current hardware.

In our current design (v2.3), users typically wear the camera on a cord around their neck, although it would also be possible to clip it to pockets or belts, or to attach it directly to clothing. There are several advantages of using a neck-cord to wear the camera. First, it is reasonably stable when being worn, as it tends not to move around from left-to-right when the wearer is walking or sitting. Second, it is relatively comfortable to wear and easy to put on and take off. Third, when worn around the neck, SenseCam is reasonably close to the wearer’s eyeline and generates images taken from the wearer’s point of view – i.e., they get a ‘first person’ view. Informal observations suggest that this results in images that are more compelling when subsequently replayed.

SenseCam takes pictures at VGA resolution (640×480 pixels) and stores them as compressed .jpg files on internal flash memory. We currently fit 1Gb of flash memory, which can typically store over 30,000 images. Most users seem happy with the relatively low-resolution images, suggesting that the time-lapse, first-person-viewpoint sequences represent a useful media type that exists somewhere between still images and video. It also points to the fact that these are used as memory supports rather than rich media. Along with the images, SenseCam also stores a log file, which records other sensor data along with their timestamps. Additional user data, such as time-stamped GPS traces, may be used in conjunction with the SenseCam data via time-correlation.

Reviewing and Sharing SenseCam Images

The data recorded by the SenseCam can be downloaded onto a desktop or laptop computer, typically at the end of a day or week. Microsoft Research developed a simple viewer application that can be used to transfer the images in this way and then display them. The basis of the viewer, which is designed to be very straightforward to use, is a window in which images are displayed and a simple VCR-type control which allows an image sequence to be played slowly (around 2 images/second), quickly (around 10 images/second), re-wound and paused.

The fast-play option creates a kind of ‘flip-book’ movie effect – the entire event represented by the images is replayed as a time-compressed movie. Such rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) techniques are well-studied in psychological literature1 and are particularly suited to SenseCam images. It is possible to delete individual images from the sequence if they are badly framed or of poor quality. An additional option is provided to correct for the ‘fish-eye’ lens effect using an algorithm, which applies an inverse model of the distortion.

It is also possible to import SenseCam image sequences into a more sophisticated application. MyLifeBits will allow the large number of images generated daily to be easily searched and accessed. Dublin City University have developed a sophisticated SenseCam image browser which assists in splitting sequences of images into different events by automatically analysing the images and sensor data generated by SenseCam.

Alleviating Memory Loss

Using SenseCam to Alleviate Memory Loss

Early on in the development of SenseCam, we became aware of the work of the Memory Clinic and Memory Aids Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. This is a centre of excellence in the UK for diagnosing various conditions that affect memory, and for working with patients to try and mitigate their symptoms. While there are established techniques to help people remember to do things (i.e. supplement their prospective memory), there are very few aids that complement autobiographical memory, i.e. support the remembrance of things done or experienced. The Memory Clinic was excited by the potential of SenseCam to help in this regard.

In around 2005 we started a trial with a 63-year-old patient from the clinic with amnesia resulting from a brain infection. The patient, Mrs. B, was given a SenseCam and asked to wear it whenever she anticipated a ‘significant event’ – the sort of event that she would like to remember (i.e. not just something routine or mundane).

After wearing SenseCam for the duration of such an event, Mrs. B would spend around one hour reviewing the images every two days, for a two-week period.

Without any aids to recall, Mrs. B typically completely forgets everything about an event after five days or less. However, during the course of this period of assisted recall using SenseCam, Mrs. B’s memory for the event steadily increased, and after two weeks she could recall around 80 percent of the event in question. What is perhaps more remarkable is that following the two-week period of aided recall, Mrs. B appears to have a lasting ability to recall the event even without reviewing the images.

The results of that initial trial with SenseCam are shown here:


Following the success of the first trial and the excitement it generated in both the research and clinical rehabilitation communities, Microsoft Research made SenseCam devices available to a large number of researchers and also initiated additional trials related to SenseCam’s use as a memory aid. Using SenseCam seems to be a very positive experience for most of the patients involved. Many have reported enjoying using it and reviewing images of their experiences, explaining that it makes them feel much more confident and relaxed. This is in stark contrast to the use of a written diary, which patients typically report has the opposite effect. Carers have also reported that they find SenseCam very beneficial. Here are some of the things that patients and their carers have said about SenseCam:

  • “I am less anxious, because it helps to settle, or verify, what actually happened…”
  • “It has enormous potential as a memory aid and has been a great success for us personally”
  • “Looking at the images is definitely helpful… they cue memories of things I would normally just forget”
  • “SenseCam is a Godsend… everyone should have one!”
  • I am “more relaxed socially and less anxious”
  • “Sharing experiences again is a sheer pleasure”

Collaborative research with SenseCam

Microsoft has provided over $0.5M funding including SenseCam devices, software and support to facilitate collaborative research projects with academic and clinical memory experts around the world. Some of these projects, which broadly aim to address specific research questions and further our understanding of how SenseCam appears to give such dramatic results in improving memory recall, are listed below:

  • SenseCam in the study and support of memory in Transient Epileptic Amnesia
    Professor Adam Zeman, University of Exeter, UK
  • SenseCam-facilitated recollection in patients with dementia
    Professor Phil Barnard, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK, & Dr Linda Clare, University of Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Why and how are SenseCam movies such a powerful aid to memory? Locating the brain basis of memory improvement
    Professor Roberto Cabeza, Duke University, US, and Professor Martin Conway, University of Leeds, UK
  • Enhancing quality of life in Alzheimer’s Disease with automatic SenseCam records of days in one’s life
    Professor Ron Baecker, University of Toronto and Professor Yaakov Stern, Columbia Medical School, US
  • Evaluation of SenseCam as a tool for aiding executive self-monitoring and control of emotion and behaviour after brain injury
    Fergus Gracey, The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Ely, UK
  • Evaluation of SenseCam as a retrospective memory compensation aid following acquired brain injury
    David Winkelaar, Psychologist, The Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury
    Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
  • SenseCam as a Tool to Study Memory Processes in Autobiographical Memory
    Professor William F. Brewer, Professor Aaron S. Benjamin, and Jason R. Finley, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US

Other Applications

Other Applications for SenseCam

In addition to the use of SenseCam as an aid for people with memory loss, the device has a number of other potential applications. In 2005, Microsoft provided some of the first SenseCams to a number of academic collaborators interested in the general area of ‘digital memories’, i.e. life-recording or life-logging. These projects applied SenseCam in a variety of ways. For example CLARITY, the Centre for Sensor Web Technologies at Dublin City University, Ireland, is working on systems that will automatically generate ‘landmark images’ through analysis of the large number of images and other logged data recorded by SenseCam. In this way a personalized memory experience of a visit to a museum, national monument, etc. can be automatically generated, based on data collected by SenseCams worn during the visit. The CLARITY Centre has also done a huge range of additional research related to SenseCam.

We are also working with Dr Charlie Foster and his colleagues from the Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University, UK. This work, funded in part by the British Heart Foundation, looks at the relationship between the environment and physical activity – for example how effective the provision of cycle lanes is in encouraging people to leave their cars at home. SenseCam can be useful as a means to measure various aspects of the of the environment and the amount of exercise people take. The group is also using SenseCam as a tool to record food choices and eating habits.

We worked with the Universities of Nottingham and Bath, the BBC, BT and two small companies, Blast Theory and ScienceScope as part of a project called Participate. The purpose of Participate is to design, develop and test the utility of novel, pervasive, lightweight and wearable technologies that support mass participation in science, education, art and community life. SenseCam has been used by a number of school children as part of this project. In a separate piece of work, SenseCam has been used in the classroom to enable teachers to create a log of their day, supporting various aspects of reflective practice and thereby enabling users of the device to analyse their day afterwards. SenseCam has also been used in an office environment to support studies of how office workers spend their day, and in particular how they manage to work simultaneously on different tasks.

Collaborations with a number of other researchers around the world to further explore yet more potential usages for SenseCam include:

  • As a tool to assess accessibility issues encountered by wheelchair users.
  • To coordinate disaster response by recording visual information encountered by those responding to disasters, people preoccupied with providing hands-on help.
  • As an automatic diary that doesn’t require expensive, intrusive recording equipment or restrict a user’s activities.
  • A non-intrusive market research tool.
  • To monitor physiological data to help patients understand the sequence of events that precedes a period of intense anxiety or anger.
  • To monitor lighting conditions in schools and to learn how they affect students.
  • Capturing personal experiences for sharing with others.”

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SenseCam Q&A

How many images does the SenseCam take?

SenseCam typically takes a picture every 30 seconds, although this is user-configurable. The maximum rate of capture is one image every 5 seconds. With a 1Gb storage card fitted inside the device, it is capable of storing over 30,000 images which in practical terms is a week or two’s worth of pictures. When the internal storage is full, the images must be downloaded to a PC.

How long does the battery last?

The rechargeable battery in the SenseCam will run continuously for around 24 hours when it’s capturing an image every 30 seconds or so. It takes around 3 hours to recharge using a USB connection to a PC or a mains adapter.

How do you use the sensor data?

Data is from the various sensors in the SenseCam is collected continuously and recorded on the internal storage card. SenseCam also uses information from the sensors to trigger additional image capture, beyond the ‘image every 30 seconds’ which is captured in any case. For example, if the SenseCam has been stationary for some time as a result of being put down somewhere for example, the PIR sensor will be used to detect people coming into view and this will trigger additional photos to be taken. In some applications, for example our work with patients who have memory loss conditions, simple timed-triggering may well be sufficient.

The Sensor data may also be used after the event to facilitate various types of automatic analysis of a sequence of images. A good example of this is automatic landmark generation research.

Who invented SenseCam? Who worked on the project?

Whilst working at Microsoft Research, Lyndsay Williams initiated the first prototype of SenseCam in 2003, motivated by the idea of a ‘black box’ accident recorder for people. Since then a large number of people at Microsoft Research have evolved the project very significantly. Steve Hodges designed the SenseCam device and led an initiative to disseminate these around the world for research into a number of different aspects of memory, activity and nutrition monitoring, market research, and other topics. This device has also been commercialised by Vicon as the Revue and by the OMG group as the Autographer. Others involved in various aspects of hardware and software development, evaluation and experimentation include: Emma Berry, Georgina Browne, Alex Butler, Rowanne Fleck, Andrew Fogg, Richard Harper, Steve Hodges, Shahram Izadi, Matt Lee, Mike Massimi, Narinder Kapur, Dave Randall, Alban Rrustemi, James Scott, Abigail Sellen, Gavin Smyth, James Srinivasan, Trevor Taylor and Ken Woodberry. SenseCam and all associated intellectual property is owned by Microsoft Research.