Microsoft has partnered with Oxford Metrics Group (Oxford, UK), a company specializing in computer vision applications, to further develop Microsoft’s ViconRevue (formerly SenseCam) digital camera-like gadget. The device continuously snaps a picture every 30 seconds, hence it might be worn around the neck by patients with memory problems (i.e. Alzheimer’s, s/p hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy). The device is thought to help people refresh themselves on the activities of the past day.

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With Oxford Metrics Group’s software built-in, the ViconRevue should be able to perform some pretty nifty tricks by recognizing objects and faces in its field of view.

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