OrCam MyEye Helps Nearly Blind Chef Overcome His Disability

2019-09-16 | By Orcam Staff

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Sixty-three-year-old Mustafa was born with a severe eye condition leaving him nearly blind. Mustafa is an acclaimed chef working in a  highly competitive field. Mustafa uses a wearable assistive technology device, OrCam MyEye 2 to increase his independence and achievements in the kitchen and in life in general.

OrCam MyEye 2

OrCam MyEye 2 is the most advanced wearable assistive technology device for people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties that can read text, identify products, faces, colors and more.


“OrCam has changed my work habits, it gave me a sense of independence.” Mustafa is able to go grocery shopping and read ingredients completely on his own using OrCam MyEye 2. Mustafa relies heavily on his hands while cooking and working in the kitchen. As a chef, many things in the kitchen cannot be identified by smell or by touch. Therefore, Mustafa has no way of independently identifying them. Using his OrCam device, Mustafa is able to have text read back to him to identify the ingredients from any container, bottle or jar. This allows him to apply the right ingredients while cooking.

New Capabilities As a Chef

Chef Preparing Vegetable Dish on Tree Slab

In addition, Mustafa can identify products in the kitchen to differentiate one object from another to determine which one to use. OrCam MyEye 2 can recognize colors. In the kitchen, Mustafa needs to identify different cooking tools, herbs, spices, sauces, etc. By identifying colors independently, Mustafa can easily avoid mistakes and achieve accuracy in his cooking and any other task in the kitchen. Mustafa can also read recipes with the text reading features, making it easier to follow recipes and cooking instructions on paper and on digital screens.


As a chef, Mustafa likes to do grocery shopping on his own. OrCam MyEye 2 recognizes barcodes and colors of shelf products. It will also instantly read text displayed on packages so Mustafa can both choose the right item for purchasing and even be introduced with new products and their ingredients. Being able to do this alone, increases Mustafa’s sense of enablement in the kitchen, shopping for groceries, and at home.