One-eyed man creates prosthetic 'surveillance' eye
The aptly named Eyeborg Project
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.
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.
"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. ®
Would this reversing thing work on cats?
Put the inverting goggles on
Film for amusement
Let them adapt
Film for more amusement
In the TV pilot for the series The Six Million Dollar Man, and I believe in Martin Caidin's original novel Cyborg on which it was based, instead of Steve Austin being able to see with his artificial eye - that being considered a bit too far-out for a techno-thriller as opposed to far-future science fiction - his artificial eye merely contained a miniature camera.
Sounds like a divorce to me.......................
No dear - I wasn't checking out your sister.............
No need to reverse the image. The neural circuitry does this for you in a day or two, according to those who have experimented with image inverting spectacles. After you take them off it takes a similar time period to get back to normal.
Not too much, probably no more than wearing trousers.
(Mine's the one with nothing under it.)