Sunday, 2 December 2012

Fish eye glasses

Continuing today's optic theme, I've been thinking about the possibility of using the concept of fish eye lenses to give humans a wider field of view: fisheye glasses.

Such glasses could probably be achieved with a set of convex and concave mirrors: the convex mirror would go on the forehead capturing light from a wide field of view, reflecting it into a concave mirror that would sit in front of the eyes and reflect the wider field of view into the eyes.

Obviously the field of view would be distorted compared to what we are used to viewing, but humans are remarkably adaptable, and would soon become acustomed to the new field of view.

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