Is this a camera or a necktie? Canon's new camera is worn around your neck!

Canon wearable camera patent – a camera that is worn around the neck
(Image credit: Canon • JPO)

Canon has recently published a patent for a wearable camera device, designed to revolutionize the way workers conduct remote tasks in the manufacturing and equipment maintenance sectors. This cutting-edge technology promises to simplify hands-free shooting, using a mechanism that enables users to effortlessly adjust the point of focus.

Wearable cameras and body cameras have been making waves in various industries, offering an immersive and hands-free approach to capturing real-time visual and audio content. These devices come in various forms, from the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses to wristwatches, necklaces and even rings. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.