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Filmmaker uses Terminator-style fake eye that GLOWS RED and can record 30 minutes of footage

A FILMMAKER shoots video with a "Terminator"-styled prosthetic eye that contains a wireless video camera and hopes to create an army of "Eyeborgs."

Rob Spence came up with the innovation after his cornea was removed in 2007.

 Filmmaker Rob Spence is uses a prosthetic eye to record video
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Filmmaker Rob Spence is uses a prosthetic eye to record videoCredit: The Eyeborg Project
 Spence lost one of his eyes in 2007
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Spence lost one of his eyes in 2007Credit: The Eyeborg Project

He collaborated with a radio-frequency engineer, according to LiveScience.

"Being one eyed can be f****** cool," he told the Medical Device Network in an interview published Tuesday.

The Canadian documentary filmmaker, whose work has been featured on the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) and Discovery, says he has two prosthetic "eyes" to choose from, but only one glows red with the cinematic edge.

"I swap between the two of them as a prosthetic eye is as switchable as a pair of earrings," he told the Medical Device Network in an interview published Tuesday.

 Many more people might be using them in the future
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Many more people might be using them in the futureCredit: The Eyeborg Project
 Arnold Schwarzenegger as "The Terminator"
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Arnold Schwarzenegger as "The Terminator"Credit: Kobal Collection - Shutterstock

"I tend to pop one in when I am filming something interesting. And I often wear an eyepatch."

The prosthetic eye does not help him see, but it does record for about 30 minutes at a time, according to the Medical Device Network.

It sends a signal to a receiver and can later be streamed to a monitor or online.

Spence, who lives in Toronto, is working with a team of tech wizards to launch a 3D printed version of the prosthetic eye.

"Bored yet cool one-eyed people at parties can simply put the ring magnet near their eye to turn on a Terminator look and have their eye glow red," read a press release on the Eyeborg Project website.

Spence wrote in a statement that a company called Next Eye Prosthesis "will provide more exact, and more accessible prosthetic eyes for the one-eyed people of the world."

"Cheaper, more realistic, and faster to build," he said. "It's tricky space and having it in 3D from the beginning is invaluable."

The 3D eyes will come in three phases, culminating with the wireless video camera eyes worn by Spence.

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