What kind of strange inventions a person does not come up with. For example, researcher Mark Teissier made a webcam that looks exactly like the human eye. Plus, it has many different functions. Mark told about all this to IGN.
Teissier called his invention the Eyecam. He wanted to create something unusual and important for people, and so he came up with this contraption:
Webcams are always watching us closely. The human eye and the webcam are almost the same thing, but the eyes have an advantage – they can express emotions: anger, sadness, resentment, joy, and more. I want people to think when looking at my device.
However, despite the unusualness of the device, Mark has no plans to sell it. His goal was to influence people and evoke some kind of emotion, and it seems he has already succeeded. But if someone wants to buy individual components to create something like this, you can contact Theissier himself and agree on the purchase of parts.
Eyecam has a couple of modes. In one of them, the camera will closely monitor you and your actions, and in the other, sleep. Yes, literally sleep. The gadget knows how to express emotions, and if you do not approach for a long time and do not pay attention to it, then it will become sad or cry. If you talk to him and sit next to him, then on the contrary, joy will manifest.
Mark noted that video calls were the starting point for the Eyecam. He believes that when talking through video communication, people most often do not look into each other’s eyes, but are distracted by interior items or other details. Allegedly, having released their device on the market, the situation would have become better.
Mechanisms and motors are responsible for all actions of the camera. Teissier did not go into the details of the development, but emphasized that it took him a lot of time and effort to create such a gadget.