by Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 27 April 2013

Designer Andrew Schneider, of the solar-powered bikini fame, also worries that ‘every year each of us lose about 192 hours of valuable visual sight time to blinking’ (not sure how true this is) — which works out to about eight days of blink time.

This is the premise for his BlinkCam project where a Polaroid camera snaps a picture of the user’s face when he blinks, so he gets to recover valuable lost time in the form of Polaroid snaps, plus get to see what others see when his eyes are shut.

It sounds a little painful though — conductive thread and fabric is affixed to the face with spirit gum, and closing both eyes triggers the BlinkCam to take a picture.