Sexy One-Eyed Artist Wants You to See

November 19, 2008

After Tanya Vlach of San Francisco lost her eye in a car accident in 2005, she received a squishy prosthetic eye. While it must be a total blast at parties, she’s looking for more.  So she’s made a public outcry on her blog for experts to engineer a webcamera that would fit inside her eye.  It would substitute for her left field of vision and allow her to record her life. 

[video][/video]She’s gathered some statistics about webcams (presumably from the Google machine) but claims “I’m no engineer!”  She needs your help, would-be geek heroes.  Here are the specs:


MPEG-4? Recording

Built in SD mini Card Slot

4 GB SD mini Card

Mini A/V out

Firewire / USB drive

Optical 3X

Remote trigger

Bluetooth wireless method

Inductors: (Firewire/USB, power source)

External Mobile Application:

Acts as remote

Power source


Other Advanced options:

Wireless charger

Sensors that respond to blinking enabling camera to take still photos, zoom, focus, and turn on and off.

Dilating pupil with change of light.

Infrared / Ultraviolet