A company called Interactive Architecture Lab has built a device called PolyEyes 2.0, which can purportedly provide its wearer vision similar to that of a chameleon.
The chameleon, which counts fast-firing tongue and color changing skin as natural abilities, also has 180-degree vision thanks to its eyeballs, which can move independent of each other in order to get a wider perspective of the world.
The PolyEyes is a far cry from the Chameleon's appearance. Instead, it looks more like a cousin to a hammerhead shark or a manta ray. The ridiculous shape, however, especially once worn, is quite functional. It contains two Raspberry Pi camera modules, which move in their little clear domes, according to Popular Science. This enables the achievement of 180-degree "vision", which is actually data taken from the image or footage captured by the cameras that are first processed in an embedded computer module before reaching the human eyes.
What is interesting to note is that PolyEyes 2.0 is just part of the wider initiative called the Polymelia Project, which ultimately aims to upgrade the human entity. This is supposedly achieved by developing an assemblage of heterogeneous components that empower or magnify human capability, SlashGear reported.
"We think of the body as the original prosthesis we all learn to manipulate, so that any replacement or extension becomes part of a continuing process of upgrading the human entity," Interactive Architecture Lab said in a Vimeo page introducing Polyeyes.