Busy with adding the finishing touches to my dissertation - I haven't been able to do much work on my final project recently. But today I had a bit of a break and came across this article from the 'Time NewsFeed' on 'The Boundary Effect: Entering a New Room Makes You Forget Things'.
Basically the article highlights a study conducted by the University of Notre Dame (Indiana) that studied the phenomenon concluding that walking through doorways causes memory to lapse. The doorways act like an 'event boundary' in our minds separating episodes of activity and 'files them away'.
After watching a Louis Theroux documentary on Dementia the other day I also couldn't help making the connection between these two things. Having something to highlight or record short term happenings would be really beneficial to people either with poor short term memory or something like dementia.
So I have started to toy with the idea of an AR application that would show/remind the user what they want to do/so in different locations. Again I have to stress this is just an idea, as there are a lot of issues to think about regarding tech and usability (poor location ability indoors, having to log what you want to do) - but still, its playing on my mind!