According to a Sky News report, film-maker Rob Spence - who lost his eye during a shooting accident as a child - has now turned his prosthetic eye into a video camera which uses the same technology as that used in a wireless lapel microphone with a transmitter and receiver.
Although the small video camera inside Spence’s prosthetic eye has neither restored his vision, nor is connected to his brain, the wireless transmits a video signal instead of a sound signal from the camera.
As a result of the video signal transmitted by the wireless transmitter, the camera not only records everything that Spence sees, but also enables him to transmit what he is looking at in real time to a computer.
Revealing that the technology has got the backing of the experts as it is something that one generally sees only in films, Spence said: “It wasn't easy, but because it's so like pop fiction, engineers had a lot of fun making it - without a budget I was able to do it - it was a fun project for these guys.”
With Spence using the camera to make films that literally give his viewpoint on the world, the makers of a new video game, titled Deus Ex: Human Revolution, have commissioned him to make a documentary which is set in the year 2027 and envisions a world abounds in cyborgs – creatures that are part human and part machine!