|It may look a little ungainly, and perhaps not best for use in outside environments,
but the EyeSeeCam, developed by biomedical engineers and clinical neurologists
at the University of Munich Hospital, is camera designed to store and transmit
the exclusive point of view of its wearer's eyes.
Just leaving the lab, and entering commercialisation, the EyeSeeCam moves along
with the pupils of the user, and as such allows "for the first time, to
literally see the world through somebody else's eyes."
The EyeSeeCam is a also a fully featured binocular recorder, providing stereoscopy
in the form of two distinct image feeds, one per eye. It is designed to be as
light as possible, and to spread its weight over the user's head rather than
all massing over the eyes. Wi-Fi controlled, the unit interfaces with a local
area network in the same way as a laptop, freeing the wearer from cumbersome
cables. Power is delivered via battery.
The gaze-driven head-mounted camera aligns continuously with the user's orientation
of gaze. The eye tracker measures the pupil position and drives the servo actuators
accordingly. An off-the-shelf notebook is able to record gaze data and video
at up to 600Hz and videos from both eyes, the wide angle scene camera, and the
gaze-driven camera at up to a resolution of 752x480 pixels.