Towards memory-aware services and browsing through lifelogging sensing

Sensors (Basel). 2013 Nov 5;13(11):15113-37. doi: 10.3390/s131115113.


Every day we receive lots of information through our senses that is lost forever, because it lacked the strength or the repetition needed to generate a lasting memory. Combining the emerging Internet of Things and lifelogging sensors, we believe it is possible to build up a Digital Memory (Dig-Mem) in order to complement the fallible memory of people. This work shows how to realize the Dig-Mem in terms of interactions, affinities, activities, goals and protocols. We also complement this Dig-Mem with memory-aware services and a Dig-Mem browser. Furthermore, we propose a RFID Tag-Sharing technique to speed up the adoption of Dig-Mem. Experimentation reveals an improvement of the user understanding of Dig-Mem as time passes, compared to natural memories where the level of detail decreases over time.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living / classification*
  • Clothing
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Memory*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
  • Remote Sensing Technology / instrumentation*