Eyeborg man films vision of future w video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A Canadian filmmaker whose childhood hero was Lee Majors as a bionic man is making the most out of what he has done to compensate for having lost one eye by becoming Eyeborg Man. Rob Spence, who lost an eye in a childhood shooting accident, calls himself Eyeborg Man because he wears a prosthetic eye that behaves as a miniature video camera, transmitting footage wirelessly to a recording device. What he looks at realtime is filmed realtime. He sees it as a kind of window on his soul. Those in medical science see it as a step toward stirring interest in the future of bionics. Spence’s bionic eye consists of a wireless video camera that sits between two layers of a prosthetic eye. The design comes from his collaboration with a former engineer for the rocket firm SpaceX, Kosta Grammatis. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Spence talks about the features of his camera in action as part of a documentary that he has made, commissioned by makers of the new video game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game imagines a world when people with mechanical augmentations roam the earth. His documentary accompanies the game’s launch. The game makers asked him to look at whether this fictional world was actually so far away. Spence pops the camera into his eye and turns it on by waving a magnet in front of it. The video is transmitted to his hand-held LCD viewer. In his film, Spence further demonstrates where body enhancements are today. In addition to showing advances in prosthetic limbs, the film shows a blind man from Finland who, with a chip implanted under his retina, can see the shape of a banana on a black table. Then there is the head of Tanagram Partners who has been working with Augmented Reality. He shows off a firefighting mask and glove, under development, where the firefighter can access information off the mask’s screen and can view a menu off a computerized glove when squeezing the gloved hand. He says he expects the mask and glove to be in production within the next two years.While Spence’s bionic eye is really no big deal as a prosthetic eye–after all, the in-socket camera does not restore his vision and is not connected to his brain–Spence has demonstrated an effort to shrink wearable technologies and embed them as part of the human body. That effort was the reason that OmniVision was keen to help. Success with the device could possibly accelerate vision-restoring research.But to answer his assigned question: How far along are we in bionic body parts? He is told that researchers are just beginning to experiment with neuroprosthetics but the day will come. He is also reminded that technology moves more quickly than we can imagine. © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: eyeborgproject.com/ and www.vimeo.com/eyeborg Citation: ‘Eyeborg’ man films vision of future (w/ video) (2011, August 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-eyeborg-vision-future-video.html Also, an ocularist made a mold of the eye to see how much space they had to work with for the camera. A tiny 3.2mm 328 x 258 video camera was provided by OmniVision. That company has developed some of the world’s smallest imaging solutions. A battery from PowerStream, which measured 5x9x10mm, was used along with the wireless transmitter. The components were connected via printed circuit board. One-eyed filmmaker conceals camera in prosthetic Explore furtherlast_img read more

1 What do you do at Skyscanner I am Product

first_img**1. What do you do at Skyscanner?**I am Product Director; I am responsible for improving existing features of the site and adding new features. If you have any ideas then please get in touch and mark your suggestions for my attention!2. What kind of flight geek you are?Polymath Geek.3. What best generally describes your travel style?For holidays, my dates and destination are generally fixed, but I can fly from a number of different airports. For my regular travel, my dates and destinations are fixed and I am looking for the best price.4. What’s your ideal holiday?An active, entertaining holiday with the family. Ideally near the sea (nothing like a beach to entertain the children), and I have recently become a fan of the all inclusive holiday (Club Med – although I have found it is cheaper to book flights myself and pay for the accommodation package separately). 5. Who’s your ideal travel companion? If you’re talking about whom I would like to sit next to on a long plane journey, then Tim Minchin. I got his video for Christmas, the guy is a genius.6. Do you fly with children?Yes. I have it down to an art. One of the best tips is to hide one of their favourite toys a week before you travel and give it to them once on the plane. Another is to keep a toy/book in reserve for the journey home.7. How do you decide where you want to go?Somewhere hot, but not too hot (high twenties), near a beach, with good sports facilities, friendly locals and fully catered with great food.8. How do you decide when you want to go?I like to top and tail the summer, so April/May or Sept/Oct. There’s plenty to do in the UK during June/July/August, so we tend to stay on British soil during the summer.9. What annoys you most about planning holidays?The finer details; if you’re doing it all yourself, there’s things like transfers to remember.10. What are you doing in your job at Skyscanner to improve things?I’m trying to make sure that as you plan your trip on the Skyscanner site, we give you all the information and links to sites that will help you plan each component of your trip; brining everything you need together in one place.11. What’s your favourite thing about the Skyscanner site?I love the speed of the site; we are still working on making it even faster though!12. What’s your dream feature?We have some very exciting releases in the pipeline that will add some great functionality to the site, but the one I can’t wait to get onto the site is the ‘collaborative trip building’ tool to coordinate the planning for a group of people travelling.13. Favourite websites apart from Skyscanner?I own a Garmin Forerunner watch that lets you download your run/cycle/swim data to the Garmin website and replay your workout, compare it to previous circuits or share it with your friends.14. What’s the geekiest thing about you? Your secret geek shame?See question 13; I am an absolute Data Geek… anything that collects data and lets me analyse it – I love. Some of the tools Google provide are amazing (Google Analytics, Google Website Optimiser etc).15. Worst travel experience?I once got stuck at Macclesfield station, and whilst waiting on the platform, someone threw a pork pie at me from a high speed express train that was passing through.Meet more Flight Search GeeksReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlight Geek of the Week – Jenny HerbisonFlight Geek of the Week – Jenny HerbisonFlight Geek of the Week – Andrew PhillipsFlight Geek of the Week – Andrew PhillipsFlight Geek of the Week – Eileen McLarenFlight Geek of the Week – Eileen McLaren Introducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner worklast_img read more