While George Wells could travel to the past and future in the 1960 movie The Time Machine.The reality of going back in time is still a fantasy or is it?A new camera maybe making that dream a reality.
A couple of Dutch entrepreneurs have developed the Roader Camera which records what happened before the start button is activated allowing users to capture milestone moments before they’re lost forever.The camera is not actually recording all day but it’s constantly buffering video.
This means that it remembers anything it sees just for a short while and as soon as they see something that I would like to record,I press the camera like I do now and it creates a clip that started 10 seconds before I press it.
The camera records 10 seconds prior to being activated as well as 10 seconds after being pressed.The 20 second clip is an automatically sent to the users smartphone via bluetooth.The camera has been in development for two years.
One of the main design challenges was making it sufficiently energy-efficient to continuous buffer.So we programmed it that much that we only use a small amount of power and the camera it itself lasts for seven hours so you can use it almost all day.The camera lens has a 120 degree field of view compared with up to about 60 degrees on a standard smartphone camera.
It’s also got a built-in microphone and records video in two resolutions simultaneously.A low on for quick sharing on social media and a higher resolution version that can be downloaded to a computer. The lanyard that holds the Roader around your neck doubles as a charging cable.
The developers are currently in pre-production and final testing.They’ve launched the camera on the IndieGoGo crowdfunding site and hope to have it ready for mass distribution by late this year.
Julie Taboh, VOA News.