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US Visual Artist Wishes to Use a Camera In Place of a Lost Eyeball

by Tanya Thomas on  August 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A San Francisco-based visual artist, who lost her left eye in a car accident in 2005, has come up with a novel idea of installing a tiny video camera into her prosthetic eye.
 US Visual Artist Wishes to Use a Camera In Place of a Lost Eyeball
US Visual Artist Wishes to Use a Camera In Place of a Lost Eyeball
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Tanya Vlach's dream is to make it web optimised, perhaps with its own app, so movement could be controlled externally.

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She has said that she would like sensors that respond to blinking, enabling the camera to take still photographs, zoom, focus and turn on and off.

The pupil would be sensitive to light change, dilating as a human eye would.

There would also be functions for geo-tagging and facial recognition.

Such a wish list doesn't come cheap. But Vlach has already smashed her goal of raising 15,000 dollars by early August, such is the interest from the science community, reports the Daily Mail.

"While my prosthesis is an excellent aesthetic replacement, I am interested in capitalising on the current advancement of technology to enhance the abilities of my prosthesis for an augmented reality," Vlach writes on her website.

"This decision to implant a camera in my eye is like inviting a little cinematographer to live in my brain. This consciousness that I'm documenting what I'm observing enables me to be more present and engaged in every moment," she added.

Source: ANI
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