It often seems that what we see in movies and TV, especially sci-fi, have a big impact on the direction of scientific progress. We have been following these 2 individuals for awhile now, and it seems that both are making progress.
Tanya Vlach, a popular visual artist in San Francisco lost her eye due to a car accident in 2005. Since this time, she has hatched a plan to create an artificial eye webcam. She sought out funding and found it and is on her way to her dream.
Rob Spence, a Canadian documentary film-maker also shares this same dream. He has created a blog titled Eyeborg Project and has been successful in placing a small videocamera in his prosthetic and transmitting the video wirelessly to a handheld device. He has also come up with an ingenious way of turning on the camera. Read his latest new story. His blog has an amazing video he put together looking into current and future possibilities for eye, leg and arm prosthetics. Fascinating stuff!