Latest Invention: Camera that Resembles Human Eyeball with Zoom

A group of researchers at the Northwestern University and the University of Illinois managed to develop the world’s first curvilinear camera that resembles a human eye, but which also has a 3.5x optical zoom capability.
Yonggang Huang, Joseph Cummings Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern, said that they were inspired by the human eye and their goal was to create a small camera that could take good images.
An array of interconnected, flexible silicon photodetectors mounted on a thin, elastic membrane, allows the small camera to be compatible with variable zoom, with the elastic membrane having the ability to change shape, reports ScienceDaily.

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