Artist Developing Bionic Replacement for Eye Lost in Accident


San Francisco artist Tanya Marie Vlach, who lost an eye in a car accident, wants to replace it with a new bionic eye. Her Eye-Camera design proposal calls for an open source prosthetic eye with a built-in still and video camera. She is developing the concept in conjunction with engineers, and is funding the production of the first Eye-Camera on Kickstarter.

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 prosthesis 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.

via Engadget