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OrCam in the News

"Gives the Visually Impaired a way to read"; "Seeing aid for the blind sees big demand"; "Could be life changing"

Imagine, not being able to make out a street sign, read the text from a book or even recognize the face of a loved on.
Imagine, not being able to make out a street sign, read the text from a book or even recognize the face of a loved one. That’s the reality for millions of people. Now, as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, an amazing new device is bringing back the quality of life for many people.
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Could a new smart cam designed for the blind help my dyslexic daughter?
JERUSALEM — At some point, after hours of speech therapy, countless consultations with child specialists and thousands of dollars spent without much progress to help my dyslexic daughter, Gefen, learn to read, I was at a loss for how to move forward.
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TED@NYC Oct. 2013, Amnon Shashua presenting OrCam
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Amnon Shashua @ TEDMEDx Jerusalem, Oct. 2014
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Wearable computer gives visually impaired a way to read
A new device called OrCam could be life changing for the visually impaired. The tiny wearable computer uses audio feedback to relay visual information that they can not see, enabling them to take on new tasks they were unable to perform alone before. Sharon Reich has more.
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Breakthrough device provides independence for blind users
The OrCam MyEye is the latest device in assistive technology. It is able to turn any text into speech with a click of a button and uses artificial intelligence to recognise people’s faces.
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  A wearable device that "reads" text and converts it into speech has been created to help people with sight problems.  OrCam uses a camera mounted on a pair of glasses and a small computer to turn words into audio.      
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'It was kind of mind-blowing,' says visually-impaired man fitted with OrCam
For the visually impaired, simple tasks like reading a menu at a restaurant can be difficult, so much so that people are often forced to rely on others to help out. But a Saskatchewan man is one of the first Canadians to try a new approach. "It's opened up a whole new world for me," said Connor StandingReady.
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Israeli Startup's Seeing Aid for the Blind Sees Big Demand
Amnon Shashua had a vision of using technology to help the visually impaired. His startup OrCam is quickly making a global impact. OrCam makes a small gizmo that hooks onto a pair of glasses and tells the wearer what's in front of him. It can read the text of a book aloud, or announce the names of friends and family in a room.
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OrCam - A Point of Seeing
From perusing junk mail to researching art history, an assessable device is helping people with low vision discern what’s on the page when they want to read. ABILITY caught up with optometrist Bryan Wolynski, O.D., one of the team members behind OrCam.
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OrCam's amazing technology
Dr. Derrick DeSilva discusses OrCam's amazing technology on News 12 New Jersey's 12 To Your Health broadcast with low vision specialist Dr. Bryan Wolynski and OrCam user Paul Tagalia. [video width="1440" height="1080" mp4="http://www.orcam.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/News-12-New-Jersey-12-To-Your-Health-OrCam.mp4"][/video]
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BREAKTHROUGH WEARABLE TECH TO BE SHOWCASED IN GLASGOW
Wearable technology that can recognise faces and tell a wearer who they are talking to will be showcased at a technology conference in Glasgow this month. The AI powered glasses, which have been developed by OrCam, are believed to hold great potential for blind and partially sighted wearers, offering them artificial vision. The device will be on display at the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Techshare event at the Glasgow Science Centre on 15–16 September.
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AMI This Week September 12, 2016
Join ATW as we kick of the new season with: an assistive reading device called OrCam, an accessible way to pay for your purchases through the touch of your iPhone, and a support group for brain injury and stroke survivors called BIS Toastmasters.
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OrCam on ITV Lorraine
See Dr Hilary Jones present the OrCam on ITV Lorraine.
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The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence
To take just one recent example, innovators at the Israeli company OrCam have combined a small but powerful computer, digital sensors, and excellent algorithms to give key aspects of sight to the visually impaired (a population numbering more than twenty million in the United States alone). A user of the OrCam system, which was introduced in 2013, clips onto her glasses a combination of a tiny digital camera and speaker that works by conducting sound waves through the bones of the head.
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Israeli Invention Gives Blind a Way to 'See' Faces
A new device called OrCam could be life-changing for the visually impaired and blind: The tiny wearable computer uses audio feedback to relay visual information that they can't see, enabling them to take on new tasks they were unable to perform alone before.
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New Orcam device turns the world into speech for the blind
Liat Negrin is happy to demonstrate a new Israeli technology that “sees” and reads for her. She is visually impaired with coloboma, a birth defect that affects one in 10,000 people globally. Wearing an OrCam device clipped to her glasses, Negrin — who works for the company — can now do the smallest things that sighted people take for granted.
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New Lease on Sight: Glasses Helping Blind to 'See'
June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli company Orcam has developed a `seeing aid'. The small device sits discreetly on glasses and helps visually-impaired people "see." Bloomberg's Elliott Gotkine reports.
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Disruptive Technology a Game Changer for Blind People
OrCam Myeye is an intuitive, smart camera and audio device developed in Israel and mounted onto a person’s existing spectacles. Connected to a portable base unit not much bigger than a mobile phone, it can read text, recognise faces and products. As images and text are instantly downloaded to the base unit, audio is uploaded to a small speaker integrated with the camera and attached to the wearer’s spectacles.
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AWESOMECAST 259: OrCam
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OrCam at Digital-Life-Design (DLD) in Munich
Yoni Wexler, VP R&D of OrCam, makes an amazing show at DLD 2014. I cut out the OrCam promotional clip. See what the presenter following Yoni has to say...
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OrCam device exposed at the AIPAC 2014 innovation showcase
Erez Naaman (VP Engineering) and Debbie Shaltiel (an OrCam device user) talk about the device at the AIPAC Innovation Showcase 2014 in front of 14000 delegates. The clip is edited (cut down to 4m length).
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Freescale FTF 2014, Amnon Shashua giving a Keynote on OrCam
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The OrCam Device: Giving Back Functionality
Here, at Eye on the Cure, we’ve recently written quite a bit about retinal prosthetic devices, or “bionic retinas,” whether FDA-approved or works-in-progress. But there’s another new device for the visually impaired, a form of assistive technology, that’s neither disease-specific nor requires an implant. And it’s already on the market, at a relatively low price. It’s called OrCam.
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Glasses That Help People Who Are Blind
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OrCam headset recognises faces, objects and reads words aloud
A pair of glasses that is able to 'read' text and convert it into speech allowing blind and visually impaired people has been tested by scientists. The device looks like a small camera attached to the side of a pair of glasses. Using OCR - optical character reading - technology, the camera and tiny computer it contains can read printed materials.
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These really are reading glasses
HI-TECH GLASSES that can help blind people read have been hailed as "life changing" by a leading Australian visual tech expert. The state-of-the-art OrCam device is a small camera which attaches to glasses and can read texts, describe objects and even identify faces. The OrCam MyEye is designed to help people who are visually impaired, and was one of the many gadgets on show at the Royal Society for the Blind Canberra's annual adaptive technology expo.
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Israeli company OrCam has a discreet device that attaches to eyeglasses and reads aloud any text the wearer points to.
"A blind child's chance of finding a job is very poor... When you take a child like that and give them a solution like OrCam's, you are enabling them to study and succeed - to do everything that a non-disabled person does... There are a lot of smart kids like that, whose impaired vision is liable to stop their progress. A solution like OrCam's liberates them." Dr. Yonatan Wexler, OrCam Executive VP R&D, in an exclusive interview with Globes Israeli Business Daily, about the revolutionary device developed by the company.
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Today marks Annual World Sight Day, a day of international awareness focused on blindness and vision impairment.
Today marks Annual World Sight Day, a day of international awareness focused on bringing global attention to blindness and vision impairment.
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Issac Lidsky: OrCam is awesome
Issac Lidsky: OrCam is awesome
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Eine einfache Handbewegung reicht, damit die Brille dem Träger vorliest.
Eine einfache Handbewegung reicht, damit die Brille dem Träger vorliest. Das können Straßenschilder, Speisekarten oder sogar Personen sein – denn die Sehhilfe erfasst mit einer Minikamera die Umgebung und gibt die dann an den blinden Träger weiter. Mit dieser Erfindung aus Israel können jetzt auch in Deutschland Sehbehinderte wieder lesen.
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Israël : au royaume des aveugles, Orcam est roi
Alors que les premières Google Glass pourraient bientôt être commercialisées, une paire de lunettes d'un genre bien différent vient de voir le jour en Israël. Basée sur la technologie de la réalité augmentée, elle permet aux aveugles et aux malvoyants de "lire" sans se forcer. Comment ? En pointant du doigt articles de journaux, menus de restaurant, panneaux de signalisation ou étiquettes de produits alimentaires, tout simplement. Grâce à un capteur situé sur la branche et utilisant le système de conduction osseuse, une voix s'active automatiquement et lit le texte ainsi reconnu. La Orcam - c'est son nom - est aussi capable d'identifier la couleur des feux tricolores.
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The device that could change life for the visually impaired
For the visually impaired, the supermarket can be a daunting place to visit. Buying groceries is not an easy task when you have trouble seeing. But for people like Liat Negris, life is about to become a lot easier. By wearing the OrCam, Negrin can point to what she wants to read and the device will do it for her. She said: “It gives me independence, you know, I can do anything by myself. I don’t need favours, I don’t need to be escorted anywhere, I can go to new places without memorising again and again the way”.
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Bennett: Israel might be the first country in the world to integrate OrCam's groundbreaking technology in school system.
NEW ISRAELI TECH SEES MACHINES LEADING THE BLIND Education Minister Naftali Bennett: Israel might be the first country in the world to integrate OrCam's groundbreaking technology in school system.
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Getting cutting-edge eyewear tech to work is just the first step, good looks can never be forgotten
OrCam's Dr. Yonatan Wexler in Optometry Today: “With a tiny mounted camera, people don’t notice it. At the beginning, customers told us that they weren’t going to wear anything that would make them look like an idiot – and that was the word they used." The incorporation of an unobtrusive camera was also a vital aspect behind the success of the OrCam system. When activated, the vision device can scan any printed text – from plain street signs to the fanciest fonts on menus – and relay it to the wearer as spoken words.  
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Imagine, not being able to make out a street sign, read the text from a book or even recognize the face of a loved one.
Low vision problems are not fixable by surgery or medication or conventional glasses or contacts. Imagine, not being able to make out a street sign, read the text from a book or even recognize the face of a loved one. CBS4’s Vanessa Borge shoow us an amazing new device that is is bringing back hope to the visually impaired.
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The OrCam Helps The Blind See
If we step back and take a look at wearable technology news over the past few months, we will notice that a large majority of it revolves around smartwatches and headsets, such as Google Glass. While these are all great products, they are all targeted at the consumer, which is a good thing if your business plan is to make money. However, some companies have something different in mind – helping people who need it…like really need it. The new OrCam is one of those products – it helps the visually impaired be able to see.
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Another Israeli Medical Miracle
The Israeli company OrCam offers the latest proof that the tiny, embattled Middle Eastern state is a leader in world-class technology. OrCam has created a pair of eyeglasses that allows blind and visually impaired people to “read” labels as they shop, navigate city streets, and read the newspaper.
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The OrCam: A Portable, Wearable Visual System for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons
OrCam is an Israeli start-up company, founded in 2010 by Amnon Shashua, Sachs Professor of Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The mission of OrCam is to develop a "portable, wearable visual system with 'human-like' capabilities" for blind and visually impaired persons, via the use of artificial computer intelligence and augmented reality.
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“Google Glass”–Like “OrCam” Headset Could Help the Blind to See
Coming out of Israel is a new wearable device that can help the visually impaired see. OrCamis a camera and mind-reading computer that can see everything you can see and can tell you what you’re looking at. Simply point at words, products, or people and the camera knows what you mean and will tell you what it is. The camera and bone conduction sound device is mounted onto any pair of eyeglasses and lets those with limited or no sight know what they’re looking at.  
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Fino poco tempo fa Karyn Liard non avrebbe mai pensato di riuscire a leggere una favola ai suoi tre bambini.
Si chiamano OrCam gli occhiali creati da un’azienda israeliana che, grazie ad un sistema audio e video, riconoscono testi scritti, oggetti e persino volti umani, permettendo a chi non vede di leggere e ascoltare la descrizione che li circonda
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Jerusalemer Forscher haben eine Hightech-Brille für Blinde entwickelt.
Die MyEye-Brille der israelischen Firma OrCam kann nicht nur Bücher vorlesen. Sie kann sogar Menschen an ihrem Gesicht erkennen und Banknoten unterscheiden. Das könnte den Alltag von Blinden revolutionieren.
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Ein Auge am Ohr
Ein Start-up-Unternehmen in Jerusalem entwickelt ein künstliches Auge für Menschen mit Sehschwäche. Das Gerät erkennt nicht nur Ampelfarben und Geldscheine, es liest sogar Speisekarten vor.
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