updated 08:09 am EDT, Tue September 25, 2012
Autographer puts a new spin on the wearable camera concept
OMG Life has unveiled a new twist on the concept of a wearable camera. The Autographer aims to automatically capture photos from varying angles and at different rates triggered either by movement, but is also manually adjustable based on user settings. The makers claim that the series of photos that the camera can produce over the course of a day will offer a distinct and unique perspective on wearer's activities.
Autographer uses five on-board sensors (accelerometer, color sensor, magnetometer, motion detector, thermometer) and GPS capability to identify the best time to take a photo, based on changes in light and colour, motion, direction and temperature. The Autographer can be triggered to capture an image when the wearer speeds up as they run for the bus, moves from a warm pub to a snowy street or turns around to greet a friend.
A control panel lets users choose to speed up the rate of image capture during periods of intense activity, though the lens cover can be closed whenever the user chooses. Additional specifications include a wide-angle lens with a 1360 field of view, an OLED display, 8GB of on-board memory, and a 5-megapixel sensor.
The Autographer is complemented by a smartphone app that pairs a user's mobile phone with you're the device over Bluetooth. It also allows users to preview, browse and share all of the images inside the Autographer while on the go. The app will also set modes, adjust capture settings and check your battery level and memory capacity.
The Autographer will be available in November for $650.