Brandon.Adcock

Laptop Cameras

Discussion created by Brandon.Adcock on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2017 by Brandon.Adcock

Okay, I don't know if this is exactly the place to ask, but I haven't been able to find anything with some pretty extensive Internet searching, so here goes.

 

I am using Survey123 to collect data on sampling locations and each one needs photographed.  The laptop/tablets we have (HP Revolve) only have a forward facing camera (one above the screen).  Unless the user takes a "selfie" so to speak with the sampling location, the forward facing camera is not practical. (I know, should have though of this when we got them, but we have them now, so are stuck with what we have).

 

I am hoping to find a completely wireless camera that we can use with the form.  Essentially, the computer would use this wireless camera instead of the internal camera to capture the image for the form.  So far, I have been able to find wirelessly connecting cameras that plug into the wall (not practical for field work) or cameras that connect through USB (not really going to work to wrangle a wire while we are collecting the data in tight spaces).

 

Has anyone else ran into this and come up with a better idea besides taking a picture over your shoulder?  I would like to find an easy, relatively inexpensive solution.  Thank you.

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