[Cyborg] Interesting idea

fenn lipkowitz fennfoot at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 18:38:35 UTC 2011

(cc'd to comment thread on TFA)

one will want a big sensor to get good low light resolution, and also fast 
framerate. the ps3 eye webcam fits these criteria and is cheap too, ~$35. 
it also boasts IR night vision. why settle for baseline human performance?

connect phone to webcam and vuzix wrap 920 (preferred) or myvu crystal 
701. mount webcam pointing sideways (towards the bridge of the nose) and 
shoe-goo on a front surface mirror 45 degree angle.

write software to do contrast enhancement. you will want sinusoidal or at 
least cubic interpolation, or the sudden change in rate of change of 
contrast will be distracting. anguish over arbitrary and functionally
equivalent user interface design decisions that nobody will care about 
except for a few trolls on the internet. publish the design specs and code 
on github with a GPL license.

i suspect alexis' dad will be disappointed in the resolution and low light 
performance, and will stop wearing them because the system is too bulky.
instead, he should hire me to build a highly integrated custom system.

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011, Quinn Norton wrote:

> Alexis (sometimes friendly editor of mine) over at Atlantic just posted 
> this: 
> http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/diy-augmented-reality-a-pair-of-glaucomacorrection-glasses-for-my-dad/243102/
> Which seems like an interesting project. How would you do it?
> Quinn
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