Blincam: Capture the moment, with the blink of your eyes!
Created by an ambitious Japanese team, Blincam is an innovative wearable camera which attaches to any pair of glasses. It lets you capture the moment instantly by giving a wink, or with a blink – completely hands-free.
Its creators dubbed their invention “the world’s quickest camera”, due to its ultimate readiness at all times, that allows its users to instantly capture the moment, without delay and the need for any preparations. The resulting pictures are more spontaneous and more natural pictures, and enables its users to capture moments that could not be captured with a traditional camera or smartphone.
The patent-pending eye movement sensor can differentiate between natural eye-blinking and an intentional blinks/winks intended to initiate the camera’s shutter. The developers say that the recognition accurateness is around 90%.
The pictures taken can be download via mobile app to a paired smartphone via Bluetooth, and from there uploaded to the web.
The size of the camera is 8.5cm x 1.7cm x 1cm and weighs 25 grams. It has a 4-hours battery runtime, can be charged via a micro USB port, can work with microSD memory cards and will probably cost around 6,600 Baht (185$ / 19,800 Yen).
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is planned to begin this coming November. The company hopes to release its product in early 2017 through electronics retail stores such as Amazon.