Take pictures by blinking with Blincam on your glasses

blincamCNET – A team in Japan has made hands-free photography simpler than ever — at least, for people who wear glasses.

The Blincam is a camera that attaches to specs and takes pictures when you blink — finally giving you a legitimate reason to wink at everyone and everything.

It operates its shutter when it detects firm, intentional blinks of the eye with patent-pending sensor technology that can differentiate between natural eye-blinking and a concerted effort. With its built-in Bluetooth technology, any images captured by the device is uploaded to a paired phone.

It’s reminiscent of the Google Glass concept that was released in 2013. An augmented-reality headset, Glass had the ability to take photos and video without the obvious social gesture of pointing a phone. With that came concerns over privacy, something Blincam’s developers will also have to overcome.

The company hopes to release the Blincam on Amazon and other online retailers early next year. A price has yet to be set.

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