A lifelog viewer system supporting multiple memory cues

Jiaming Zhang*, Jie Liang, Jiro Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Lifelog means using wearable devices to record human’s life automatically which can help users recall. More and more lifelog cameras with multiple sensors become available to the public. To view the vast amount of lifelog photos captured by the devices, the manufacturers provide supporting viewer systems. However, current systems only enable users to view the photos in time order by installing the specialized software. Previous research stated that memories can be recalled by memory cues, such as where the event happened, who was involved. In this research, we intend to find out the most important memory cues that help people recall and create a new lifelog viewer system to help users recall past more efficiently without increase the burden on users. To find out which cues appear more in events remembered by people, we conducted several experiments. The proposed new lifelog viewer system can recognize object, location, face and time information in lifelog photos automatically and show photos according to these memory cues information instead of in time order. With the system, users can retrieve photos of past events via these multiple memory cues. We also conducted a preliminary user study to evaluate, the results show the validity of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Human Issues - 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319912431
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 152018 Jul 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10902 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Autographer
  • Computer vision
  • Lifelog
  • Memory cues combination
  • Memory recall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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