Woman Hopes to Replace Lost Eye with Blink Activated Camera

San Franciscan Tanya Vlach lost her left eye in a car accident back in 2005. Dissatisfied with her prosthetic eye, she’s trying to raise money to develop an in-eye camera that captures blink-activated still photos and 720p HD video. Her wish list of features include geotagging, IR/UV capture, facial recognition, and sensor activated zoom, focus, and on/off. Vlach’s Kickstarter project is titled “Grow a new eye“, and has a set goal of reaching $15,000 in funding by August 3rd, 2011.

Grow a new eye (via Engadget)

  • Shaun Quinlan


  • YellowFever

    Darn it. I added this site to my home screen on my iPad and now all I see is a disgusting eye looking at me! I can look at any body part cut off just not the eye. Gives me the heebeegeebee’s

  • Henning Nilsen


  • kombizz

    It is an amazing operation.
    With best wishes for her.

  • Eduan Basson

    Like that kid in that Orson Scott Card book! I think it was Speaker for the Dead?