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One-eyed man creates prosthetic 'surveillance' eye

The aptly named Eyeborg Project

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A one-eyed man has taken advantage of some of the world’s smallest imaging and data transmission technologies to help him create documentaries filmed from the first-person perspective.

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Rob Spence, a 36-year-old film maker from Canada, finally had his eye surgically removed some 13 years ago - and a further 13 years after the organ was badly damaged in a shotgun accident.

However, he and a team of ocularists, inventors and engineering specialists are now working on the Eyeborg Project – the development of a prosthetic eye that captures and transmits video.

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Spence's eye includes a battery (far left), wireless transmitter, circuit board-mounted camera and double layer eye

The eye will include a 1.5mm CMOS camera, an RF transmitter “smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser” and a lithium-polymer battery. Footage will probably be sent to recording equipment in a rucksack, which will presumably be worn by Spence.

His aim, aside from breaking technological boundaries, is to raise awareness of the issues surrounding surveillance in our society.

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"Hold still, this might sting a bit..."

Spence’s project sounds remarkably similar to the dream of Tanya Vlach – a one-eyed woman who last year appealed for some gadget guidance to help her turn her artificial eye into a camcorder. ®

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