ViconRevue plans to make lifeloggers of us all

It's enough to bring out a cold sweat in Twitter naysayers – soon we'll all be lifelogging with a special camera designed to automatically take pictur

It's enough to bring out a cold sweat in Twitter naysayers – soon we'll all be lifelogging with a special camera designed to automatically take pictures every 30 seconds.

The ViconRevue was developed to help stir the memories of Alzheimer's sufferers, but the Oxford-based manufacturer says a consumer model could be on the shelves next year.

Worn around the neck, it's designed to automatically snap an image regularly and comes fitted with an accelerometer and light sensors that recognize new environments and activate the shutter. It also has a heat sensor to detect the presence of other people in front of the wearer and with a 1GB on-board memory, it can hold up to 30,000 images.

A model aimed at medical researchers is expected in the next few months priced at £500, with a consumer model pencilled in for 2010.

When that happens, expect YouTube to start filling with time-lapsed scenes from strangers' lives to the call of 'Twitter is dead, long live lifelogging.'