“眼博”世界,将相机装进眼睛里

【“眼博”世界,将相机装进眼睛里】还记得EYEBORG计划吗——那个想用相机代替眼睛的导演。
多伦多导演 Rob Spence率先一步走上仿生人的道路,他用一个相机来代替了他的玻璃眼球。
Rob Spence在9岁的时候失去了一只眼睛。当他用手枪射击一堆牛粪时发生了意外,造成一只眼睛失明。
而如今,43岁的Spence决定要用一个相机来换掉他的旧眼球。
Bob Spence,一位43岁的多伦多导演,青少年时因为在祖父的农场里玩儿枪意外失去了右眼球。
Bob在几年前就决定要造出一个能放进他右眼里的微型相机。
他的这项发明被《时代》杂志选为2009年最佳发明之一。称自己是'the Eyeborg fuy’
这个相机并没有连入他的大脑,不能往他的大脑里存储视频,这个相机替他记录下了他视野中看到的一切。
他告诉纽约邮报的记者说,“从字面上说大家以为这是个个笑话——做手术的人说‘噢,你该去买个眼相机’这个想法简直就是从流行文化和科幻小说里来的。“
Spence称自己是Eyeborg,将会成为Showtime的写实新剧——暗网里部分情节中的主题 。
他说,眼相机赋予了他一个超能力,和别人在亲密交谈时,没有笨重的镜头和摄影师的干扰。
当然,像任何隐藏式摄像机技术一样,这种能将视野中一些和隐私、安全和令人不舒服有关的东西记录下来的能力,会引发伦理上的争论。
这个电子眼里有一个无线摄影机,仅靠一个3V的小电池运行。
相机通过自带的无线传输器把他视野中看到的东西实时传输到电脑上。
这个电子眼是在麻省理工教授Steve Mann的帮助下制造出来的。
“人们有两种反应,先是‘哇,太酷炫了’——然思考几分钟后,‘但是好恐怖啊’.”Spence说。
“我最近开始怀疑,我们真的需要把生活全都连续地录下来吗?它只是一个数据集。我并不知道答案,但我认为没有,因为这并不是我们最终想要的。但是不管怎样,它都已经来了。
眼睛相机其实就像一个普通假肢,两者唯一的区别就在于眼相机配备了一个微型射频发射机。
此外,相机连不到视神经,因此Spence自己也不能直接看见。
然而,这个‘眼睛‘可以传到掌上电脑监视器上看。相机也可以通过单击来调节开关。
唯一的一个小问题是,眼相机放在眼里长时间容易过度发热,这意味着Spence先生得每隔三分钟就得把它从眼窝里拿出来。
他希望在不久的将来,眼相机能做到一次性持续拍摄几个小时。

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3413757/Eye-spy-Filmmaker-replaces-glass-eyeball-camera-three-minutes-starts-overheat.html

Eye spy! Filmmaker replaces his glass eyeball with a camera - but he can only keep it in for three minutes before it starts to overheat

  • A Canadian man has replaced his own false eye with a camera-eye of his own invention
  • Rob Spence, 43, lost the sight in one eye at the age of nine
  • He recently decided to have his eye ball removed and replaced it with a camera
  • The eye-cam works like a regular camera but fits in his eye socket
  • Due to overheating, only three minutes of footage can be recorded at one time
  • The eye-opening invention is the subject of Showtime's new show, Dark Net 

A Toronto filmmaker has taken one step close to becoming a bionic man after having his glass eyeball replaced with a camera.

Rob Spence lost his sight in one eye at the age of nine. He was shooting a pile of cow dung but fired the pistol incorrectly leaving him blind.

Now, at the age of 43, he decided to have his old eye ball removed and has instead replaced it with a camera.

Rob Spence, 43, a Toronto-based film-maker, lost his right eye in a shooting accident on his grandfather's farm when he was a teenager

Rob Spence, 43, a Toronto-based film-maker, lost his right eye in a shooting accident on his grandfather's farm when he was a teenager

Rob decided some years ago to build a miniature camera that could be fitted inside his false eye

Rob decided some years ago to build a miniature camera that could be fitted inside his false eye

His invention was named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2009. He calls himself 'the Eyeborg guy'

His invention was named by Time magazine as one of the best inventions of 2009. He calls himself 'the Eyeborg guy'

The camera is not connected to his brain, and has not restored his vision. Instead it records everything that he sees

The camera is not connected to his brain, and has not restored his vision. Instead it records everything that he sees

'Literally everybody [said] it as a joke — people doing the surgery say, 'Oh, you should get an eye camera.' The idea is so out-there in pop culture and science fiction,' he told the New York Post.

Mr Spence, who calls himself the Eyeborg, is the subject of an episode of a new Showtime true-life series called Dark Net.

He says the eye-cam gives him the ability to conduct intimate interviews without the intrusion of bulky lenses or camera crews.

Of course, like any hidden camera technology, ethical questions are raised on privacy, safety and the perhaps uncomfortable notion of the ability to record anyone and everyone within eyesight.

The eye contains a wireless video camera that runs on a tiny three-volt battery

The eye contains a wireless video camera that runs on a tiny three-volt battery

The camera contains a wireless transmitter, which allows him to transmit what he is seeing in real time to a computer

The camera contains a wireless transmitter, which allows him to transmit what he is seeing in real time to a computer

The eye was built with the help of Steve Mann, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The eye was built with the help of Steve Mann, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

'The two reactions are, 'Wow, that's so cool' — and, after a few moments' reflection, 'but that's so creepy,' ' Mr Spence says.

'I've actually started wondering, do we want to have constant video of our lives? It's just another data set. And I don't know the answer, but I think no, we don't want that. But it's coming anyway.'

The eye camera looks just like a regular prosthetic, the only difference being the camera is equipped with a micro radio-frequency transmitter.

Also, the camera is not connected to the optic nerve so Mr Spence can't see out of it either.

Instead, what the 'eye' can see is visible on a handheld monitor. The camera can also be switched on and off with a single tap.

The only slight issue is that when the eye camera is used for longer periods, it tends to overheat meaning Mr Spence can only keep it in his eye socket for around three minutes before he needs to take it out.

He hopes that in the not too distant future, the eye-cam will be able to film for hours at a time.

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