Visibly Impaired Read More Efficiently than the Sighted via OrCam’s Breakthrough!

Jerusalem-based OrCam Technologies announced the US release of a new, voice-activated, interactive Smart Reading feature providing users who are blind, visually impaired, or have reading challenges, including dyslexia, the ability to use voice commands for a clearer reading experience. And now the new Smart Reading feature acts as a “voice-activated assistant.”

“Our newest assistive technology breakthrough answers the user desire for personalization and efficiency. Instead of the device reading an entire page to find the information the user wants, they can deploy the Smart Reading feature. OrCam MyEye comprehends the user’s voice commands, retrieves the relevant information, and reads the text of interest out loud – all within seconds,” stated Dr. Yonatan Wexler, EVP of R&D at OrCam Technologies.

OrCam‘s ground-breaking reading technology, allows you to simply ask the device to read just the text that interests you: the newspaper headlines, specific menu items such as “Start from Desserts”, “Read amounts” and much more…

OrCam MyEye is empowering tens of thousands of users in 25 languages and in 50 countries, ranging in age from 6 to 100+. Whether you have glaucoma, AMD, were born blind, or have any kind of visual impairment or reading difficulty, OrCam devices are changing people’s lives!

The Solution allows the Visually Impaired to:

  • Read Text -Including: newspapers, books, menus, signs, product labels and screens
  • Recognize Faces -Real time identification of faces is seamlessly announced
  • Identify objects in your surroundings (including doors, chairs and more), allowing the user to simply ask “What is in front of me?”
  • Recognize Money
  • Intuitively responds to simple hand gestures
  • Identification of products, enabling an independent shopping experience
  • Identify Colors – Easily select a matching outfit with color identification Products

OrCam MyEye is a revolutionary voice activated device that attaches to virtually any glasses. Described as “talking glasses,” the AI device attaches to the frame of any glasses and can instantly read to you text from a book, smartphone screen or any other surface as well as currency or from bar codes, recognize faces, help you shop on your own, work more efficiently, and live a more independent life! MyEye is the only wearable assistive technology for vision impairment that can be activated by an intuitive pointing gesture. The device is available in 50 countries and has even been used in Israeli elections to help blind and visually impaired citizens cast their ballots. The device can even be purchased from the Orcam web site https://www.orcam.com/en/purchase/?step=1&couponID=73166

OrCam MyEye conveys visual information audibly in real-time and offline

OrCam Read – Transforms the way people read; people with mild low vision, reading fatigue, reading difficulties including dyslexia, and for anyone who consumes large amounts of text. OrCam Read is a first-of-its-kind handheld device with a smart camera that seamlessly reads text from any printed surface or digital screen. It enables you to enjoy the morning paper, read any book, and even read all that appears on your computer or smartphone screen. Privately read the text that you choose, improve your time studying, work more efficiently!

About OrCam

OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of Mobileye, the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator. The original OrCam MyEye device was launched in 2015, and the next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 was launched in 2017. The company’s flagship OrCam MyEye 2 assistive technology device was named to the TIME Best Inventions of 2019 list https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2019/5733047/orcam-myeye-2/ .

Contact Info:
Media contact:
Nicole Kaufman-Grubner, Finn Partners for OrCam Technologies
nicole.grubner at finnpartners.com

SOURCE OrCam Technologies

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