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Man Turns Prosthetic Eye Into Camera, Films Documentary!

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Such an inspiration!

Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence was blinded in the right eye as a teenager and now he's using his deficiency to debut new technology.

"I want to turn my prosthetic eye into a wireless video camera," said Spence.

His goal is to use his high-tech eye to film interviews for a documentary on the global spread of surveillance cameras, but the subject will not feel uncomfortable because they won't know they are on camera.

"When you bring in a camera, people change," he continued.

The camera is being designed by engineering professor Steven Mann. It will be the size of a pea with a battery and a wireless transmitter that can be inserted in the prosthetic eye.

"What happens is whatever you experience is transmitted, so it's like you're inside the person's head," said Mann.

Spence is currently writing about the project on his blog Eyeborg.

[Image by Justin McManus]

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