Webcam to replace eye, so she can record her life


Tanya Vlach, 35,  lost her eye in a car accident in 1996.

Now she challenged engineers on her blog site to come up with a "sci-fi" substitute for the lost eye, so she can record her life:

"I am attempting to recreate my eye with the help of a miniature camera implant in my prosthetic / artificial eye. The intraocular installation of an eye-cam will substitute for the field of vision of my left eye that I lost in 2005 from a car accident. While my prosthetic is an excellent aesthetic replacement, I am interested in capitalizing on the current advancement of technology to enhance the abilities of my prosthesis for an augmented reality."

Let's take a look on specifications: 

- the "eye cam" must be able to adapt to changes in light, blink to turn on or off and have easy control over zoom and focus.

- bluetooth compatible, with a 3X optical zoom and have room enough to fit a memory card.

"There have been all sorts of cyborgs in science fiction for a long time, and I'm sort of a sci-fi geek," Ms Vlach was quoted as saying in the New York Daily News.



Scleral Shell, Prosthesis designed by Dr. Danz. Photo by Jonathan James