Memoto Kickstarter video
Memoto CEO and co-founder Martin Källström is building a postage-stamp-sized wearable camera that can document every moment of his life — or yours — by snapping two photos a minute, 1,920 pictures a day.
This “lifelogging” camera, which will automatically take a photo every 30 seconds and save it to a private site (a daily total of 1,920 assumes eight hours sleep), has received$509,000 in backing from more than 2,600 funders on Kickstarter. The project hit its initial $75,000 fundraising goal in a matter of hours. The Memoto camera is currently in development and slated to ship in February 2013.
Källström said he thinks of Memoto as “a small, really tiny robot sitting there taking notes, like ‘Oh, I have to tell Martin about this later.'” Its creator boasts that it will allow users to “revisit any moment of your past.”
“Imagine if you could capture and relive every memorable moment of your life,” Källström said in a press release when the Memoto concept was unveiled in October. “With Memoto, you can effortlessly travel back in time to that moment when you met the love of your life, the day your daughter took her first step, or that night you laughed the night away with friends.”
Why I’m curious:
LIfelogging has become a daily activity, from snapping selfies, posting to Instagram and many many more daily documenting actions, but many of these don’t capture those spontaneous unique moments that we often try to recall later on. I like Momento because it is small nonintrusive and much more subtle than Google glasses. I believe this is a small step towards a more bionic life I believe that there will be a growing demand for devices such as this.