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the i-cam

head-mounted camera that records eye direction
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Walking down the street, your gaze flits from object to object - catching the eye of a stranger, reading a sign in the window, following a pigeon as it takes flight from a dustbin, noticing the CCTV cameras everywhere. I've often thought that a film that could capture that random-but-not-quite-random sequence would have a particularly personal, spontaneous and poetic quality.

So the idea is to combine a head-mounted camera with one of those devices that tracks eye movement (either laser-based, or using a second camera). The main camera records what's in your field of vision; the eye-tracker isolates the precise point within each frame that you're actually looking at. A post-process would crop each frame around the attention point to create the final video.

bumhat, Dec 15 2005

It's small, but not _that_ small http://www.cis.rit....pl/eyetracking.html
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       And, I guess, it also records all those people staring at you because you're wearing this weird gizmo on your head.
DrCurry, Dec 15 2005
  

       chiropracters r gonna love this device....sounds heavy so i bet all those ppl who have 2 much money and not enough life who will by this 'thing' r gonna have really bad neck cramps. meow
ShadowFire666, Dec 15 2005
  

       Not really, This stuff is getting !!small!!
Minimal, Dec 15 2005
  

       [ShadowFire666],Do u txt ur anno's in by mobile phone?
skinflaps, Dec 15 2005
  

       Even better would be a glass eye with a camera built in it.
Blisterman, Dec 17 2005
  

       [blisterman]   

       or else, a contact lens that contains the camera and wireless transmitter on a transparent polymer circuit...
bumhat, Dec 20 2005
  

       Wow! Camera contact lenses? What a great idea, and feasible too...
fridge duck, Dec 20 2005
  

       wouldn't it be a kinda of WIBNI though ? A bit Star Trek New Generation ?
bumhat, Dec 20 2005
  


 

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