Revolutionary new device empowers people who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties to achieve increased independence in employment, education and daily life
Wireless, lightweight and about the size of a finger, OrCam MyEye 2.0’s breakthrough assistive technology instantly reads printed and digital text aloud: newspapers, books, restaurant menus, signs, product labels, computer and smartphone screens.
Instant face recognition improves social situations. Identification of consumer products, colors and money notes provides a refreshing level of independence.
Magnetically mounted on the wearer’s eyeglasses or sunglasses frame and weighing less than an ounce, OrCam MyEye 2.0 is the only wearable artificial vision tech that is activated by an intuitive pointing gesture or simply by following the wearer’s gaze – allowing for hands-free use without the need of a smartphone or Wi-Fi.
OrCam MyEye 2.0 is the culmination of intense research and development by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields.
Thousands of users around the world have adopted OrCam’s technology and rely on it in their daily lives.
The second generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 will enable many thousands more to adopt this revolutionary device.
“About one in seven New Zealanders has some evidence of macular degeneration and this number will increase by 70% by 2030, in the absence of effective prevention and treatment measures,” says Orcam New Zealand distributor Rob Drummond of Quantum.
“Our mission is to empower people who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties, including dyslexia and other conditions, to study, work, and live their lives with a high degree of independence.”
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties.
Powered by leading minds in the computer vision and machine learning fields, OrCam’s team includes dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts, and a passionate customer service team – including sighted, low vision and blind members – to provide a visual aid through a discreet, wearable platform and easy-to-use interface.
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, which was acquired by Intel Corp. earlier this year for $15.3 billion.
For more information please visit www.orcam.co.nz.