Remember every moment.
Have you thought about how much of life goes missing from your memories? Many fantastic and special moments become blurred together after a while and it feels like life just rushes by, too fast for us to grasp.
We at Memoto wanted to find a way to relive more of our lives in the future - and enjoy the present as it happens.
Why we're doing this
Our search for the ultimate lifelogging device started with gathering people from all walks of life and asking them about their use of pictures and photographing. We let them try our very early prototypes of the camera and listened to their spontaneous thoughts about it. Then, we grouped their answers according to their expectations and needs:
Memory - more pictures in order to remember more
"I wish I had more pictures to look back on and remember where I've been and with whom." - Falko, 34
Re-experience - reliving moments from one own's and other people's lives
"If I had the opportunity to relive a moment I would like to see when my parents were young and a situation not playing out the way they've told me..." - Marcus, 27"I think the camera would capture from a different perspective and that it wouldn't be a re-experience but a completely new experience." - Elias, 26
Surprise - having pictures that wouldn't have been taken
"When coming home from a trip I often find myself with pictures I could just as well have googled me to. But I feel I miss the nice small moments in ordinary life. I'd rather have one picture from that nice alley we passed in Paris, than five pictures of the Eiffel Tower." - Ulrika, 25
Presence - avoiding disturbing a magic moment
"I rarely take photographs in social situations because it would disrupt the interaction I'm having." - Amelie, 25
Life improvement - using data to observe and change behaviour
"Maybe it would be a wake-up call, making me change my routines and develop more as a person" - Jenny, 38
Preservation - documenting our children's life
"I want the pictures to be saved so me and the kids can look at them later. I think it's important the kids remember everyday things. Stuff that may be lost. I don't want us to just save pictures from ceremonial events." - Johan, 47
Control - knowing the pictures are stored safely
"I can see myself using this, as long as I have perfect control" - Jenny, 38
Convenience - having an automatic service manage the pictures
"I like the idea of not having to do anything myself and not be sitting with 5000 pictures to manage later" - Ulrika, 25