X-Message-Number: 19682
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 12:12:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Randall Burns <>
Subject: Memory Restoration Devices

Mike P's previous posts on memory restoration bring up
some interesting points.

Keith Henson and I have a device in late stage
development that might be useful to cryonicists for
memory restoration/maintenance. We have been working
for about a year on a cryptographically authenticated
wearable camera that is described at www.badgecam.com.
Our market has been targeted mainly on the use of this
camera in situations where legally sound records are
important (i.e. many police departments now require
some situations be recorded using audio or video
devices, there seems to be a huge market in retail
sales and a smaller one for aircraft mechanics). This
device would create a secure, maintainable record of
what someone sees, hears and--to some extent--their
emotional state (heart rate at least). One issue long
discussed in the cryonics community is the problem of
restoring a patient's memory. Under the best of
circumstances memory formation and access leaves a lot
to be desired. The Badgecam may help fill in the
missing spots. It might be useful pre suspension in
situations like loss of memory due to stroke or just
getting old. Media and computers will rapidly reach
the place where maintaining and accessing a "life
record" will fall into the sub dollar-a-day range. Are
there cryonics folks on this list who would like to
sign up to try the ultimate PDA?

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