The BBC has written an article on HP's newly developed prototype Point Of View camera, which uses a pair of glasses as the camera's mount/casing. While the BBC's article has some 'futureshock' fodder, there are also some interesting quotes regarding image post-processing. The article also says that they're using metadata to hold orientation data.
This extra data keeps track of how and where a picture was taken and can spot if a subject was walking or turning.
The system also inspects images to see if people are smiling or looking directly at the camera lens.
Worst line from the article:
"HP need to look at the implications on privacy and stuff like that before they flood the market with these."
Dear mister "technology analyst" Bill Thompson: go read up on "Sousveillance" and look up at all the corporate security cameras around before you start attacking HP for building a camera that individuals can protect themselves with.Posted by nym at September 19, 2003 12:21 PM | TrackBack