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webcam stalk attachment that moves perspective
During Skype, the view angle is slightly off when trying to
look directly at the person. I did think of taping the webcam
to the middle of the screen but this has its obvious draw
My idea is to have a thin optic fibre, with lens head, subtly
run down the middle of the screen and pick
up the correct
perspective of a face to face conversation. The fibre would
then interface to the webcam via suction cup and corrective
Now no more lost love, as eye to eye communication with
your love one will transcend any dividing distance.
||Would it be possible to have a webcam built into the
||The camera needs a "hole" of about 1mm to see out
of. LCD displays work by making pixels transparent
or not, and by having a backlight and coloured filters
behind them. Could some geometry allow you to
interpose a camera, yet still use those pixels as part
of the display when the camera wasn't in use?
||eye2ear adapter, so you can see what your ear is
hearing? Ideal for those suffering from deafness.
||practical. solves a real-world problem. It's not in the
spirit of this place but I'm bunning it.
||Another solution would take advantage of the fact
that many monitors these days have a glossy
surface. Now imagine some lights beside the
monitor illuminating your face. The light reflects
off the face and then off the monitor, and the
camera is there to see that reflection.
||The camera video stream is processed by software
that also receives the screen-video stream,
allowing it to remove the screen-image from the
camera image, leaving only the reflected face-
image (which is electronically mirrored before
sending out over the 'Net).