05.01 Aids for visually impaired and blind persons
Aids for visually impaired and blind persons
05.04 Telecommunication aids
05.04.05 Aids for writing and reading
Aids for writing and reading
Product category: Optical aids and magnifiers
OrCam assists people who can not read or recognize faces - people who are blind, visually impaired, have dyslexia, prosopagnosia, aphasia and many other types of disability. OrCam allows them to read, recognize faces, products, money notes and more - independently. OrCam empowers people by allowing them access to information that otherwise is very difficult or impossible to reach. OrCam MyEye is the only assistive device in existence that can be activated by a simple pointing gesture. An easy, unobtrusive fit on any eyeglass frame, OrCams breakthrough conversion of visual information into the spoken word enables you to instantly and discreetly read text, recognize faces, as well as identify products and money notes. OrCam is an assistive device whose support is very convenient, discreet and simple to operate.
Founded: 2010 in Jerusalem. OrCam's mission: 1. To harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions. 2. To bring the benefits of artificial intelligence to promote wellness in the broader population. The team: Co-founded by computer science researcher Professor Amnon Shashua and entrepreneur Ziv Aviram. Supported by leading minds in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning, including dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts and a first-rate customer service team.