While perhaps some sort of tagging
or RFID system could be more effective in this task, you're certainly never going to look as badass on the hunt for a flower pot as you will with these Smart Goggles. Being developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo
, the video goggles are hooked up to a backpack computer and record whatever you see. The system can be trained to recognize particular items by name, using some fancy image recognition software, and is meant for people with memory problems or just really hard to find plants. You can even ask the system to play back some recent video of the object ("where did you see it last?") to help jog your memory or just bring back old times. Super-fine white coat not included.
[Via Daily Mail