Remembering through lifelogging: A survey of human memory augmentation

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

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifelogging; Augmented human memory; Personal life archives
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 17:10
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:49

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