• Short Summary

    AMERICAN SCIENTIST CHARLES NORK HAS INVENTED A SYSTEM OF CONTROLLING ELECTRICALLY OPERATED MACHINERY BY USING THE HUMAN EYE.

  • Description

    AMERICAN SCIENTIST CHARLES NORK HAS INVENTED A SYSTEM OF CONTROLLING ELECTRICALLY OPERATED MACHINERY BY USING THE HUMAN EYE.

    THE NEW SYSTEM -- SIGHTSWITCH -- WAS ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED TO HELP ASTRONAUTS. NOW IT IS BEING MARKETED AS AN AID TO INDUSTRY AND THE HANDICAPPED.

    IT WORKS BY DETECTING INFRA-RED LIGHT REFLECTED BY THE IRIS OF THE EYE. A CIRCUIT IS SET UP WHEN THE IRIS COMES INTO LINE WITH THE DETECTOR LENS, BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRIGGER THE APPARATUS ACCIDENTALLY.

    MR. NORK SAYS THAT BY USING SIGHTSWITCH IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO ALMOST ANYTHING --- FROM SWITCHING OFF A KETTLE TO FIRING A MISSILE -- FROM A GREAT DISTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5VNDQ9RIZK10N5UXH09G6X8F0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VNDQ9RIZK10N5UXH09G6X8F0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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