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The Self-Cam is a wearable camera apparatus that consists of a chest-mounted camera aimed at the wearer’s face. Self-Cam was designed to be used in conjunction with a belt-mounted computer and real-time mental-state inference software that can be used with visual, auditory, or tactile output as personal feedback for the wearer. As the camera faces inward, many privacy issues are avoided–only those who choose to wear the Self-cam appear in the recorded video. Head movement can be seen and analyzed alongside facial expressions because the system rests on the chest and the light, simple nature of the structure allows it to be worn without any physical discomfort. By wearing the Self-Cam, you can explore who you appear to be from the outside. The Self-Cam acts as an objective point of view that might help you to understand yourself in a different light.