Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Kalervo Järvelin
Sanna Kumpulainen
Alan F. Smeaton
Gareth J. F. Jones
Aiden R. Doherty
Daragh Byrne

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
interactive computer systems empirical study lifelogging human digital memory human factors information technology information storage and retrieval systems lifelog

The SenseCam as a tool for task observation (2008)

Abstract The SenseCam is a passive capture wearable camera, worn around the neck and developed by Microsoft Research in the UK. When worn continuously it takes an average of 2,000 images per day. It was originally envisaged for use within the domain of Human Digital Memory to create a personal lifelog or visual recording of the wearer's life, which can be helpful as an aid to human memory. However, within this paper, we explore its applicability as a tool for use within observational and ethnographic studies. We employed the SenseCam as a tool for the collection of observational data in an empirical study, which sought to determine the information access practices of molecular medicine researchers. The affordances of the SenseCam making it appropriate for use within this domain, as well as its limitations, are discussed in the context of this study. We found that while the SenseCam, in its current form, will not offer a complete replacement of traditional observational methods, it offers a complimentary and supplementary route to the collection of observational data.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Lifelog
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information technology
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Kalervo Järvelin, Sanna Kumpulainen, Alan F. Smeaton, Gareth J. F. Jones, Aiden R. Doherty, Daragh Byrne

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