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BlinkCam snaps photos mid-blink

Jeannie Choe

Yes, there's something strange going on with this dude's eyes. Oh, and he has some crazy contraption strapped to his head. To provide some context, Andrew Schneider's invention, the BlinkCam, uses polaroids to capture what others see when you blink -- something we spend approximately 192 hours (8 days) of our lives doing (ah, but what a satisfying eight days it is, right?). Custom-built conductive thread and fabric are attached to the face and complete the circuit of a hacked shutter-release button which is triggered by the simultaneous action of both eyes blinking. It would be nice to catch what you actually "lose" in sight time, but on the bright side, you get to see the action behind you, which you would've missed blink or no blink. On the not-so-bright side, you'll be the butt of many a joke and that film's gonna get extremely expensive, especially if you're going for the complete 192-hour haul.

Read - Tech Digest
View - Video of BlinkCam in action

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