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Remembering through lifelogging: A survey of human memory augmentation

Harvey, M and Langheinrich, M and Ward, G (2016) 'Remembering through lifelogging: A survey of human memory augmentation.' Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 27. 14 - 26. ISSN 1574-1192

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Human memory is unquestionably a vital cognitive ability but one that can often be unreliable. External memory aids such as diaries, photos, alarms and calendars are often employed to assist in remembering important events in our past and future. The recent trend for lifelogging, continuously documenting ones life through wearable sensors and cameras, presents a clear opportunity to augment human memory beyond simple reminders and actually improve its capacity to remember. This article surveys work from the fields of computer science and psychology to understand the potential for such augmentation, the technologies necessary for realising this opportunity and to investigate what the possible benefits and ethical pitfalls of using such technology might be.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15737

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