Back in 2009, we talked about a dude named Rob Spence who had put a red LED into his false eye. Spence lost his eye in an accident when he was a child. Spence is back and he has done something a bit stranger than the first time.
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the Masses made eye drops based on Ce6, a substance used to enhance the potency of lasers against cancer cells as well as to treat night blindness.
Tobii’s eye-tracking technology continues to make its way to mainstream devices. We’ve seen it work with laptops, arcade machines and Windows 8 tablets, and now Tobii has partnered with SteelSeries to release the EyeX, an eye-tracking accessory meant to work with PC games.
As someone who has eyes that get irritated easily, I can definitely appreciate a good design for the classic eye dropper. Even though I use eye drops on a regular basis, I still find myself blinking uncontrollably as I squeeze the drop over my eyeball.
For all of our advances in robotics, robots still have trouble reproducing the complicated movements of the human eye. We have not had the ability to effectively mimic the movement of our eyes, so researchers have been creating robots with unnatural eyes.
I’ve had my fair share of lucid dreams, although most of these turned out to be some pretty bad nightmares where I was running for my life. Most people I know, however, haven’t experienced many lucid dreams.
It’s one thing to stick an LED in a prosthetic eye, but to place it in a contact lens and then place the lens in your still working eye? Gross. Also not as impressive. But YouTuber/tinkerer/proto-Adam Jensen Ben Krasnow did it nonetheless.
For obvious reasons, parents have always taught their kids that what matters is on the inside, and not on the outside. They tell us to accept what we were born with, that we’re all beautiful regardless of size or shape or color.
I carry a small bottle of Eye-Mo in my handbag wherever I go, just in case my eyes begin to feel dry while I’m out at work or doing errands. I once ran out of Eye Mo and literally pinched myself so hard, just so I could cry some tears and bring back some moisture into them.
Our interactions with gadgets continue to get more and more natural and instinctive. Yesterday at CeBit 2011 Tobii showed off a very promising technology. The Swedish company collaborated with Lenovo to create the world’s first eye-controlled laptop.
Martin Jones lost his eyesight about 10 years ago, when “a white hot tub of aluminum exploded in his face” while we was working at a scrapyard. Doctors had to remove his left eye, while his right eye was rendered useless because of the damage.
Our eyes are one of our most distinguishing features; change them even just a bit and the consequences are sure to be dramatic. Put a green mask over Dick Grayson’s eyes and suddenly people won’t recognize him, all they see is this young and athletic sidekick doomed to wear a costume whose color scheme seems to be inspired by traffic lights.
Here’s a fun way to keep track of time. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells time with a pair of slowly rotating disks that look like cartoon eyeballs.
The position of the left eyeball signifies hours, while the right one is minutes.
Can’t figure out where to put that pesky camcorder when you’re out and about? Why not free your hands and strap the darned thing to your head?
This ridiculous looking (and badly named) “Third Eye” video camera attaches to your forehead using a stretchy elastic headband, and lets you capture images and videos hands-free.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set my eyeglasses down somewhere really obvious. But, like Mr. Magoo, I completely misplace them anyhow. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure if I kept my glasses in this awesome Blinky ghost eyeglass case, I’d never lose track of them again.