Filmmaker Turns Blind Eye into an Eye-Cam

Rob Spence of Eyeborg blog is a filmmaker that lost an eye, so naturally he decided to get an eye-cam!

Priya Ganapati of Wired Blog has the story:

Rob Spence looks you straight in the eye when he talks. So it's a little unnerving to imagine that soon one of his hazel-green eyes will have a tiny wireless video camera in it that records your every move.

The eye he's considering replacing is not a working one -- it's a prosthetic eye he's worn for several years. Spence, a 36-year-old Canadian filmmaker, is not content with having one blind eye. He wants a wireless video camera inside his prosthetic, giving him the ability to make movies wherever he is, all the time, just by looking around.

"If you lose your eye and have a hole in your head, then why not stick a camera in there?" he asks.

Spence, who calls himself the "eyeborg guy," will not be restoring his vision. The camera won't connect to his brain. What it will do is allow him to be a bionic man where technology fuses with
the human body to become inseparable. In effect, he will become a "little brother," someone who's watching and recording every move of those in his field of vision.

Link | More on Rob's blog: Eyeborg | Not squeamish? Check out the surgery video: Link [Dailymotion] - via ligress

(Photos: Steve Mann)


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Isn't there a woman who is asking for something like this as well? She seemed to have lost her eye in an accident and wants to put a webcam in her eye I think.
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