You mean control-via-image-receptors like in Snowcrash (Neal Stephenson)? Or mind-states a la Glasshouse (Charles Stross)?
Back in the real world, there is current research showing the ability to see via the tongue using electrical/neural stimulation from a video camera. About 5 years ago they had a monkey catching a ball with a robot arm but that involved a surgically-implanted interface.
I also remember an experiment some decades ago where a subject could 'see' via an array of pins on his/her back controlled by a video signal. I doubt they could thread a needle, but walking around was possible.