New “text to speech” technology is now available to help people with vision impairments stay independent and empowered with insightful functionalities. An advanced, compact, wearable assistive technology solution.
An exciting new technology is now available to those with visual impairment. Introducing the OrCam MyEye: an intuitive, wearable device with a smart camera that clips onto your regular spectacle frame and has the ability to read to you. This technology is targeted to those who are blind or vision impaired to assist with reading and recognising objects. OrCam MyEye allows you to instantly and discretely read text, identify money notes and other products as well as recognise faces. This empowering tool allows people with vision impairments to regain their independence and confidence. It fosters a more relaxed and comfortable way of continuing on with daily routines. Furthermore, it also allows people to regain their independence and their confidence with the peace of mind that the OrCam MyEye provides. This ultimately leads to self-reliance for users.
The OrCam MyEye differentiates itself by being the first wearable device available on the market. With the text to speech technology readily available to the user at all times, the OrCam MyEye is extremely liberating for users as they continue on with their everyday lives. The most revolutionary aspect of this new technology is the artificial intelligence (AI) that has been applied to a reading device. The artificial intelligence is able to recognise the shape of a human finger, allowing you to point at what you would like to read, which activates the text to speech device. This technology mimics the way we see things with biological vision in that a block of text can be scanned. A user can start to read at a particular point in the text, and later have the ability to jump to a new point by sliding their finger to a new location. This feature has never before been achievable in a stand-alone device. Another enabling feature of the OrCam MyEye is the facial and object recognition abilities, which makes cutting edge mainstream software functionality available to a person with a print disability within their personal reading device.
“Hear any text, appearing on any surface. Recognize the faces of people in your life. Identify supermarket products and money notes. For people who are blind, visually impaired, or have dyslexia, aphasia or other conditions. OrCam MyEye gives independence.”
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