(a) Side view of the tunable detector (b) a built system with the tunable lens placed above the tunable detector (c) top-down view of the tunable lens (d) Bottom-up view of the tunable lens
The eyeball camera connected to a custom made syringe for varying the the curvatures of the lens and detector
Researchers have used the human eye as inspiration for a new type of camera that boasts the simple lens system of the eye, but features the variable zoom capability of a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera without the bulk and weight of a complex lens system. As a result, the “eyeball camera” measures less than an inch in diameter, is inexpensive to make and should be suited to a variety of applications, including night-vision surveillance, robotic vision systems, endoscopic imaging and consumer electronics.
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