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A system for computer-based storing of information about a current state so that later recall of the information can augment human memories. In particular, when information about a current event of interest is to be stored, a variety of current state information of different types (e.g., video, audio, and textual information) about the environment and about a user can be acquired via sensors and other input devices. The variety of state information can then be associated together as a group and stored for later retrieval. Other information can also be associated with the group, such as one or more recall tags that facilitate later retrieval of the group, or one or more annotations to provide contextual information when the other state information is later retrieved and presented to the user. When information about a past event is to be recalled, one or more identifying recall tags can be received that are used to identify one or more state information groups that match the identifying tags. Some or all of the previously-acquired state information for the identified state information groups can then be presented to the user on appropriate output devices. Other information, such as annotations, can also be presented to the user in order to describe the state information and thus assist the user's recollection of the previous state when the information was stored.

Title
Storing and recalling information to augment human memories
Application Number
9/876814
Publication Number
6549915 (B2)
Application Date
June 6, 2001
Publication Date
April 15, 2003
Inventor
James O Robarts
Redmond
WA, US
Dan Newell
Seattle
WA, US
Kenneth H Abbott III
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
US
Assignee
Tangis Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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