iCandy: A Better View

A panoramic vision system, an eye tracker, and a 3-D model of a fetus

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iCandy: A Better View

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Researchers at INRIA, the French public research center, recently revealed the first wearable gadget that gives humans eyes in the back of their heads. The helmet-mounted prototype, called FlyVIZ, increases the wearer’s field of view from 180 degrees to 360 degrees. The team developed a processing algorithm that transforms images captured by a panoramic video-camera system (the bit that sticks up from the crown of the helmet) so that the head-mounted display can show it all.

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