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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Round eye (and I don't mean Westerners) Reply with quote

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/19/northwestern-universitys-curvilinear-eyeball-camera-is-squish/

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Northwestern University's curvilinear 'eyeball camera' is squishy, just like yours
By Tim Stevens posted Jan 19th 2011 8:03PM
Northwestern University's curvilinear 'eyeball camera' is squishy, just like yoursWe've seen gooey lenses before, the Varioptic variety already having found a home in an honest to gosh retail product. But, this is a little different. It's called the "eyeball camera," a curvilinear lens and sensor system developed by a team at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It uses a similar sort of flexible design, this one actuated by varying the pressure of fluids in the device -- higher pressure for convex, lower pressure for concave. Interestingly here the camera sensor itself flexes right along with the lens, and while the maximum zoom is currently a measly 3.5x, higher power is said to be possible -- eventually. No word was given on when we might see these coming to market, so don't pull a Batou and get rid of your fleshy ones just yet.



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