Here is a brand new, life altering know-how to assist the visually impaired. We are speaking about Israel-based OrCam that’s on a mission to harness the facility of synthetic imaginative and prescient by incorporating pioneering know-how right into a wearable platform which improves the lives of people who’re visually impaired or have studying difficulties. Its innovation is known as OrCam MyEye, a revolutionary voice activated system that attaches to just about any pair of glasses. It can immediately learn to you textual content from a e-book, smartphone display screen or another floor, recognise faces, assist you store by yourself, work extra effectively, and reside a extra unbiased life.
Whether it’s about studying a e-book, or directing the system by a voice command to solely learn the vegetarian objects from a menu or the entire of a month-to-month cellphone invoice—utilizing OrCam’s next-level Smart Reading function—the corporate is targeted on making Artificial Intelligence (AI) intuitive and relevant in real-time to enhance unbiased residing for these with a wide range of impairments, starting from imaginative and prescient loss to language processing problems, aphasia, listening to loss and extra, says Liron Rosenbaum, Asia director of enterprise improvement, OrCam Technologies. “OrCam MyEye is the world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology device for those who are blind or visually impaired, translating the visual world into audio to help them better navigate the workplace, educational setting, and inside and outside of home with increased independence,” he explains.
The system reads printed and digital textual content aloud— from any floor— and seamlessly recognises faces, identifies shopper merchandise, barcodes, colors, cash notes and extra, all in actual time. Its user-friendly design options wi-fi, intuitive operation and has been compacted right into a gadget the scale of a finger.
The light-weight system (22.5g), sits on the body of a person’s eyeglasses and could be operated utilizing intuitive gestures, voice instructions, or by merely following the wearer’s gaze. “All data is processed offline, without requiring an internet connection—resulting in real time audio communication of vital visual information while ensuring data privacy,” says Rosenbaum.
OrCam has developed its idea of “AI as a companion” to empower visually impaired folks of their day-to-day lives with its OrCam MyEye wearable system.
Earlier this yr, it launched the OrCam Read, a first-of-its-class AI-driven digital reader, designed to help these with studying challenges comparable to dyslexia and different language processing problems, these with gentle to reasonable low imaginative and prescient, in addition to those that expertise studying fatigue.
OrCam is taking its first steps into the Indian market and is specializing in B2B partnerships with native gamers within the fields of low imaginative and prescient and medical units, along with home eye clinics. “Each of the partners OrCam has engaged with is hand-picked based on their ability to provide the best pre- and after-sales services for our customers in India,” says Rosenbaum. “OrCam, together with our local partners, started initial discussions with central and state governments in order to make OrCam devices accessible through government funding and subsidies to those who do not have the financial means to afford them.”
At current, OrCam is specializing in bigger cities, particularly Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, however given the scale of the Indian market it’s wanting ahead to having extra companions to push its merchandise within the nation. The firm can also be working with non-public eye clinics comparable to Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in southern India and with public eye hospitals together with Aravind Eye Hospital.
OrCam is ready to launch its new mannequin of OrCam MyEye in India quickly, which can embrace current options, and an extra next-level AI Smart Reading functionality. “Together with the launch of the new OrCam MyEye in India, we will launch our recent innovation, the OrCam Read, which is a hand-held digital reading device tailor made for people with reading challenges, as well as the elderly,” provides Rosenbaum.