The explosion of viral GoPro videos has ushered in the wild world of adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers, all viewed from the comfort of Americans' living rooms.
But now some sociologists in San Francisco want to use the easily mounted, high-definition cameras to illustrate their city's continuing problem with homelessness.
By strapping a camera to Adam Reichart, homeless for 30 years, the group hopes to bring awareness to a different extreme: life on the street.
Project co-founder Erika Barraza said it was borne from a need to hear directly from homeless people on their daily struggles. "We're trying to build empathy, letting people see a first-person perspective and day-to-day challenges," Barraza told ABCNews.com.
Reichart is wearing the camera on his chest voluntarily. The organization, called "Homeless GoPro," says Reichart's insights have helped him be promoted to "creative producer."
"A lot of the people that are homeless are just a product of society," Reichart saidRead More »from Homeless Man Straps on Camera to Document Life on the Streets