Steve Austin is waiting

Published May 22, 2020

Hong Kong engineers have build an artificial* human eye about as sensitive to light as the real one, but with a faster response to changes and potentially sharper vision. And yes, before you ask, of course it uses nanotechnology.

The artificial eyeball registers changes in lighting faster than human eyes can — within about 30 to 40 milliseconds, rather than 40 to 150 milliseconds. The device can also see dim light about as well as the human eye. Although its 100-degree field of view isn’t as broad as the 150 degrees a human eye can take in, it’s better than the 70 degrees visible to ordinary flat imaging sensors.

* Please don’t call it “bionic.” They’ve heard that joke already.
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