Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Cathal Gurrin
Zhengwei Qiu

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
lifelog face detection senseseer mobile phone information storage and retrieval systems sensecam real time liflogging

SenseSeer, a real‐time lifelogging tool (2012)

Abstract Smart phones are becoming increasingly powerful and can act as computers in our pockets, with always-on network access and a suite of sensors to help it interact with the environment and the user. Due to the fact that users tend to bring their mobile phone with them everywhere, the modern smartphone appears to be a key stepping stone towards the ‘Total Recall’ vision of Bell & Gemmel. In this work, we present a real-time lifelogging software that can work independently or in conjunction with a Sensecam. The software is called Life-lens and it runs on Android smartphones. It utilizes energy conservation software on the smartphone to support day-long sensor capture and build a semantically rich life narrative. All available sensors on the phone (incl camera, accelerometer, GPS, Bluetooth, etc…) are employed to capture the current user context. The main contribution of life-lens beyond previously existing solutions is that it is real-time in nature. Data gathered by the life-lens software is analyzed on the phone and uploaded dynamically as a life-stream to a central server where additional semantic analysis is performed to refine the event segmentation and perform more processor intensive operations such as face detection.  The server implements a WWW-based real-time interface that can automatically annotate the life-stream to generate the diary-style narrative of life activity. In this work, we present life-lens on the mobile device and on the WWW interface.
Collections 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
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
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 -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin, Zhengwei Qiu

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 475
 
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Cathal Gurrin
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 206
 
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Zhengwei Qiu
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 18