OrCam Technologies, the artificial vision innovator for people who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or other conditions, announces a partnership with leading assistive technology provider Sight and Sound Technology for increased distribution of OrCam’s wearable assistive technology device throughout the United Kingdom.
OrCam’s expanded activity in the UK with Sight and Sound Technology enhances distribution of the OrCam MyEye, breakthrough artificial vision technology – built into a miniature smart camera which sits on the wearer’s eyeglasses frame – which converts visual information into the spoken word. OrCam reads any printed text, on any surface, including newspapers, books, computer screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products, and street signs, instantly relaying it to the user through a built-in mini speaker. The functionality of the OrCam MyEye device also recognises stored faces of individuals as well as identifies consumer products.
“OrCam is passionately dedicated to providing independence through our unparalleled artificial vision technology,” said Rami Ben Yehuda, OrCam Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. “Whether it’s reading a morning newspaper, recognising the approach of a loved one or choosing a favourite item in the supermarket, our mission is to improve quality of life.”
In operation over 34 years, Sight and Sound Technology distributes assistive technologies and provides services to more than 35,000 customers throughout the UK.
“Sight and Sound has been a key provider of assistive technology for decades, and we are honored to partner with OrCam to offer the very latest development in assistive technology to the over 2 million people in the UK affected by sight loss,” said Glenn Tookey, CEO of Sight and Sound Technology.
Contributed by: Rafi Fischer, OrCam Director of Media Communications