Spy Tech Memory Challenge

  • Year: 2014
  • Category: Software Development / TV / Richard Ayoade

We were approached by the production team for Gadget Man in the early stages of an idea they had for one of the themes of the show: Self Improvement. The idea of the show was that Richard Ayoade would be able to beat world renowned memory champion Dominic O’Brien - by using covert technology!


We developed the system that would allow him to do so. With a small spy camera that fit inside his jacket button and, image and text-recognition and an ear piece all he had to do was hold the card up to view it - as you would normally do to view your card - our system would then remember the order and use speech synthesis to feed them to him via a hidden earpiece when it was time to recall the cards.