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The Man With A Camera In His Eye Socket

Meet Rob Spence, a filmmaker who calls himself the “Eyeborg.” He lost his right eye at age 9 after incorrectly shooting a shotgun. After 26 years, Rob decided to replace his sightless eye with a digital camera.

After sharing his initial eye camera back in 2011, Rob has gotten major upgrades to the design.

Initial sample of the project

While the early model clearly looked like a mass of electronics in his eye socket, Spence’s new camera looks just like a regular eye prosthesis. But behind the facade is a working camera with a built-in micro radio-frequency transmitter. Below are the images that shows his advancements.

The camera isn’t wired to Rob’s nerves, so it doesn’t do the duties of a real eye, but it does record 3-minutes of video at a time (the time limit is due to overheating). Rob can monitor the eye’s “live view” through a handheld screen, and turning the camera on and off if he is done by tapping a magnet against it.

Rob is now working with his development team on getting the camera to record his life for hours at a time. Once that happens, Rob plans to use the eye for more serious documentary film projects that are shot from his exact point of view.

Prosthetic Eye Camera By Rob Spencer. Video By Futurism

Credit: PetaPixel

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