camera that replaces your eyes Archive

  • New technology being developed takes it’s inspiration from the human eyeball and offers a variable zoom lens in a more compact design.  This technology is being developed by a joint team from the Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has spearheaded what researchers have called the first curvilinear camera in the world to feature zoom capabilities.  The design is based on an array of flexible silicon photo-detectors bound to an elastic membrane behind a liquid lens.  As the fluid is removed from the camera, both the lens and the flexible sensor become concave which changes the focal point and creates a zoom lens far smaller than anything man-made.  They basically ripped off the human eye concept.  Eye […]

    Camera that may replace your eye

    New technology being developed takes it’s inspiration from the human eyeball and offers a variable zoom lens in a more compact design.  This technology is being developed by a joint team from the Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has spearheaded what researchers have called the first curvilinear camera in the world to feature zoom capabilities.  The design is based on an array of flexible silicon photo-detectors bound to an elastic membrane behind a liquid lens.  As the fluid is removed from the camera, both the lens and the flexible sensor become concave which changes the focal point and creates a zoom lens far smaller than anything man-made.  They basically ripped off the human eye concept.  Eye […]

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