Data could be the future of memory. A team of MIT researchers developed a machine that collects our most personal data: memories. Human “cyborg” Neo Mohsenvand uses an EEG cap, camera, and signal tracking wrist band to record his life on video. The data from those devices show moments from the day that make him feel something by tracking physiological indicators like heart rate and blood oxygen level.
This kind of memory collecting bank can be useful for mental disorders, by understanding the psychological ‘loop’ that a person is stuck in. It can also significantly help people with Alzheimer’s. The end goal is to apply machine learning and create a device that could find moments or trace patterns in a person’s day to day.