I bought the original version of the GoPro Hero camera many years ago and it has seen some great use. They recently released their latest version, the Hero3, which is even more amazing! The “first person” wide angle video produces excellent recordings especially for action and adventure. I have used it snorkeling, tubing, water skiing, downhill skiing, quadding, bicycling along with various mounts (helmet, chest, vehicle). There are remote control cars and helicopters equipped to carry it. You can now control it using a Wifi-based remote and watch it live using your smartphone.
Ever wonder how they catch some of that video footage on shows such as The Amazing Race, Mythbusters, Deadliest Catch, etc – they are using a GoPro camera. You will recognize it now that you know what to look for.
There are a number of accessories available especially when it comes to different ways to mount the video camera.
I would encourage you to view this video they made which I find quite inspirational.