Never misplace anything again—Smart Goggles identifies, remembers items

You know that feeling when you misplace something, but in your mind you can picture the item sitting on a shelf, counter or somewhere else? Personally, it's one hell of an annoyance, but now a new device from Japanese scientists and researchers is looking to combat that problem. The brains of the Smart Goggle comes with very sophisticated object recognition software. Using the mounted webcam, the Goggles can recognize specific objects and save a few seconds of footage. Then later on if the time comes around and you can't find the specific objects, the Goggles can cue up a video of the last time the object was seen and will play it back right immediately.

For practical uses, this is still pretty farfetched, especially given the clunkiness of this experimental model, but for those suffering from Alzheimers and other memory-debilitating diseases, this could be an essential part of day-to-day life.

Via Times Online