Software uses sound and vision for memory aid

AUGUST 22, 2008--The technology, nicknamed "PENSIEVE" by the IBM team, uses associative recall to make connections between pieces of related data acquired by a person.

AUGUST 22, 2008--To help people remember key facts, IBM (www.ibm.com) has unveiled a software technology created in its Research Labs that uses the images, sounds, and text recorded on everyday mobile devices to help people recall names, faces, conversations, and other important information. The technology, nicknamed "PENSIEVE" by the IBM team, uses associative recall to make connections between pieces of related data acquired by a person. The advantage of the technology is its ability to understand the context in which data is captured, then connect various data, and then use this knowledge to help bring the correct information to a person when it is needed. "This is like having a personal assistant for your memory," says Dr. Yaakov Navon, Image Processing Expert at IBM's Haifa Research Lab in Israel.

Watch aYouTube video describing this technology at work.

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