February 23, 2015
Our Eye Cameras took a step forward with the invention of new glasses that allow our chip to be installed without being as intrusive as it was before.
Simulation of what Eye Photo Glasses will look like
We have also developed a newer, thinner chip that is not only as functional as our previous version, but it is now faster as well and will support a 32GB micro SD card, compared to its predecessor, which only allowed 16 GB. This is significant, since we are embarking on a procedure to not only take still photos, but also videos.
Micro SD cards are the perfect solution for the Eye Camera Glasses
With the advancement of the new chip, Eye Chip or Chip Eye, as some of our programmers like to call it, will be incorporated in the glasses’ frame and will be almost be invisible to the naked eye. When worn, bio-metric switching will allow the person to just touch it to alternately it turn on and turn off.
There is no battery in the camera. Instead, it plugs into a computer USB port and small capacitors are used to internally to maintain this charge. Charging is recommended for every four hours of use. Software is supplied that provides all the data of the camera and lens charging system and will beep when the charge is complete.
The camera is a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR), so it allows interchangeable lenses. The standard camera comes with a 35mm wide angle lens, but there will also be a 21mm wide angle and a 180mm telephoto that can be purchased. The lenses have six elements with advanced optical technology to avoid optical aberrations, especially less chromatic aberration.
The lenses will retail for about $245, $275 and $325 respectively and can easily be changed via a screw; however, these lenses are so small, we recommend tweezers and/or purchase of additional eye photo glasses that can be easily switched when in the field. We are also looking to create a special tool that will allow quick interchanging of the lenses.
We are in the development stage of creating one 18mm – 300mm zoom lens that will replace the others. This lens is expected to have even less aberrations. Currently we are working to reduce the protrusion when the telephoto is used and how it will be used. At this time, we are exploring finger ‘taps’, where each tap extends the lens to a more telescopic view. Taping the other side of the frame would reduce it to a wider angle view.
Night vision is also embedded in the glasses. The darker is it, whether outside or inside, the camera will adapt by opening the aperture and increasing ISO. Aperture varies from 1.8 to 5.6, depending upon field of view. We were able to increase ISO from 1200 to 3200 while simultaneously reducing grain.
The camera has built in stabilizers in order to keep filming steady. There are no sounds or lights embedded into the camera, in order to avoid an accident that may alert the subjects of the camera; hence, the use of the software. But, audio will be recorded via a nano microphone. Another label from our staff who couldn’t resist – Eye Mic.
For viewing the videos or pictures, the SD card is loaded into the computer for uploads. If our software is used, it will automatically detect that it is an Eye Card and upload them.
When done, our cameras will be some of the smallest in the world.