Eye of the Beholder
Over the years technology has gotten smaller. We’ve gone from bag phones to devices that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Desktops have been converted into tablets. Stereo systems have shrunk to iPod shuffles. Now, photographers can get into the tiny technology trend too. Mimi Zou, a graduate of the Royal College of Design, has developed a fully functional camera that resembles a typical camera lens.
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The “Iris” camera is small enough to operate with one hand and only requires your eye moments to zoom in (squint), zoom out (widen your eyes), and capture an image (hold your gaze and double blink). The device also has the ability to auto-tag people in the pictures. Biometric technology is used to recognize distinct iris patterns. If it recognizes your iris, it can tag you in the images. The same technology is used to set the camera to pre-established settings if you’re the photographer. On top of all this, the device wirelessly synchs to other devices through WiFi, or can save images and videos to an SD card. Sound like some Tony Stark stuff, right?
Information courtesy of SlamxHype