RECALL aims to re-think and re-define the notion of memory augmentation. The project will harness recent developments in capture technology and information retrieval and develop a new paradigm for memory augmentation technologies that are technically feasible, desired by users, and beneficial to society. RECALL will build on contemporary memory theories and investigate how technology-augmented recall can be used to both re-enforce and attenuate memories.
By combining technological interventions with basic research questions in memory psychology, RECALL plans to elevate memory augmentation technologies from a clinical niche application to a mainstream technology, initiating a major chance in the way we use technology to remember and to externalize memory. It will develop novel capture technologies and corresponding control mechanisms to automate the acquisition of personal memories, and investigate how feedback through ambient large displays and personal mobile devices can aid personal memory acquisition, retention, and attenuation.
No such memory augmentation systems exist today and if RECALL is successful, their emergence will represent a radical transformation in the way we understand and manage human memory acquisition and recall.
The RECALL project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET grant number: 612933.
Duration of the project: November 2013 – October 2016