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Glass Eye-Cam (tm)

Glass eye with a difference
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Hi -

This one is really neat. You can buy off the shelf teeny video cameras with built in Flash memory, ready to take 50 or more pictures at the press of a button.

So, why not a glass eye-cam? Obviously it needs to beep when it takes a picture, for legal reasons.

Internal induction charged battery, and optical upload/download powered from the induction charger. Having Flash memory means that even if the battery goes flat it won't lose its pictures.

Picture taking is triggered by either a keyring remote, external slave flash, or (on the more expensive units) blinking in a specific pattern that can be configued by the user


mandoline, Nov 17 2003

In annotation by FloridaManatee http://www.halfbake...7s-eye_20viewscreen
"Replace his/her left eyeball with a mini camera. Then you could see:" [Helium, Oct 04 2004]

instant replay http://www.halfbake...ea/Instant_20replay
Sort of done already [hippo, Oct 04 2004]

Doppleganger (1969) http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0064519/goofs
"Dr. Hassler has a secret camera in his glass left eye." [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Who's using my computer? http://www.halfbake...om/idea/Mouse_20Eye
[Condiment, Oct 04 2004]

Cybernetic Eyes (fiction) http://www.wiu.edu/users/mujkm3/cyber.htm
A standard item in sci-fi cybernetics. [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       "Obviously it needs to beep when it takes a picture, for legal reasons." - really?
DrCurry, Nov 17 2003

       S/he didn't say you had to wear it. You could keep it in your pocket or make like a Norn and pass it from crone to crone.
DrCurry, Nov 17 2003

       Assuming this is a hidden camera, where is the "external slave flash" hidden? In a false ear? You just turn your head so you're looking at your subject out of the corner of your (false) eye and **Fooosh!** goes the ear...
Harry Mudd, Nov 17 2003

       This was halfbaked in a SF movie in 1969.The shutter was released by tapping your finger on your temple.   

       See link, the movie was "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" (US name) or "Doppleganger" (British name).
krelnik, Nov 17 2003

       HM: never heard of flashing a smile? The teeth, obviously.
DrCurry, Nov 17 2003

       Or the nose, especially if you're named Rudolf. Use both nostrils for red-eye reduction.
benjamin, Jan 24 2004

       So I'm walking down the street the other day and this really wierd gigalo looking guy walks up to me with one eye looking to the right and the other pointing straight at me. All of a sudden he just beeps, his ear ring flashes and his lazy eye clicks. It was bizarre.
Apologetic_Cynic, Jan 25 2004

       Why should it be a camera solely for taking pictures? Scientists are already able to hook cameras to the brain in a very limited fashion, and it shouldn't be long before the technology is miniaturized enough to fit in an eyeball-sized area. The camera could provide a video feed to the brain to imitate the use of the lost eye, and then switch into picture mode, or a recording mode at the touch of a button.
Psudomorph, Jun 22 2007


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