YouTube is now chock full of close calls and head on collisions thanks to the proliferation of cheap dash cams. They’re always running, basically waiting to capture the perfect moment. That said, how many times did you wish you had a dash cam for yourself? Perhaps you ran into a celebrity or saw a dog jump from a burning 3 story building into an owners arms.
The Autographer is an always on smart camera that captures photos through out the day. You wear it around your neck or on your belt, and thanks to an array of sensors (ambient light / accelerometer / magnetometer / PIR / temperature) it automatically decides when to capture images using its low light 5-megapixel sensor. Now, it’s not entirely clear how the Autographer determines when to snap a pic, but given that the company behind it, Oxford Metrics Group, has 28-years of experience in “technological innovation”, we’re gonna take a leap of faith. Nevertheless, it can create GIFs and builds an algorithm based on your behavior using the built-in sensors.
The Autographer weighs 58g and is about 3.5 inches in length. So it’s not Fitbit small, but tiny enough that is shouldn’t prove encumbering. It would appear that there is a small yet hidden LED array to display menu options, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for connecting it to your Android or iOS device. 8GB of on board memory should suffice for a full day or two of photos, especially given it’s just a 5mp sensor, though it does have a 136 degree field of view.
No word on price, but it will begin to ship this November.
Note: the company behind the Autographer has worked extensively in motion capture for Hollywood. Their films include ‘The Golden Compass”, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and ‘Tron:Legacy”.