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June 16, 2010 AT 11:01 am

The Eyeborg II — A Bionic Eye

from IEEE Spectrum:

When Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence was a kid, he would peer through the bionic eye of his Six Million Dollar Man action figure. After a shooting accident left him partially blind, he decided to create his own electronic eye. Now he calls himself Eyeborg.

Spence’s bionic eye contains a battery-powered, wireless video camera. Not only can he record everything he sees just by looking around, but soon people will be able to log on to his video feed and view the world through his right eye.

You can check out the video too, but be warned that it contains some graphic medical imagery. And you have to love the way Fox News is completely dismissive about the whole thing.


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