I discovered Campaignr, an open-source project for sampling data from the various sensors on a cellphone, including camera, microphone and GPS. I’m having some issues with it connecting to a wireless network. If anyone has any ideas, please get in touch via the contact page. I’m also looking into manipulating the files it produces manually. I could make my own Java applet, but I’d rather not reinvent the wheel, and it would be more productive to spend time dealing with these sensor outputs.
Justin Lloyd got in touch with me via Twitter, and pointed me to this post about his homemade SenseCam software.
**Update**: Looks like Justin Lloyd has removed information about Sensecams so the link above has been removed.
Microsoft SenseCam is a wearable camera that takes pictures at various intervals, and can record infra-red information through a PIR (Passive InfraRed sensor). Accompanying software allows the events of a day to be indexed.
They are not for sale, and I would like to experiment with using something like this. I believe that it would make sense to convert a mobile telephone into a similar device, as they are easy to get hold of and generally contain a digital camera, Java/Symbian operating system, memory card and rechargeable battery. If anyone knows of any downloadable software that would perform this task, please get in touch via the ‘Contact’ link. Thanks!