OrCam CEO, Ziv Aviram appeared on BBC to discuss OrCam MyEye 2, described by Aviram as “the most advanced wearable device in the world that can assist visually impaired and blind people…It can read text, recognize faces, money notes, credit cards identify millions of products…” More than 1 billion people in the world today stand to benefit from using assistive products. This device can change the lives of the 350 million people who are either losing their sight, blind, or visually impaired in the world today. That number totals more than 4.5% of the global population.
In addition to people who are blind and visually impaired, people who are dyslexic – 3%-5% of the global population – can be empowered by OrCam MyEye 2, as well as senior citizens who experience reading fatigue. “This turns a book into an audiobook, if you will, right?” BBC Talking Business host Aaron Heslehurst asked Ziv Aviram. “Yes,” he responded.
Aviram was recently quoted by Reuters, as saying “I think the potential for OrCam is even bigger than Mobileye… This technology is endless. We just started to understand the tip of the iceberg of what can be done.”
OrCam MyEye 2 is a tiny device, about 22 grams, that uses highly advanced AI, OCR, and machine learning, to read any printed and digital text, identify millions of products, recognize people’s faces and more. The device easily attaches to almost any pair of glasses and works in real-time, requiring no internet connectivity to function, thereby assuring full data privacy.
Users of the device find it to be life-changing. “OrCam has helped me regain my independence and to feel comfortable about living with my visual disabilities. This revolutionary technology continually compensates for my vision loss,” says OrCam user Devorah Shaltiel.
With many thousands of users across the globe, OrCam MyEye 2 has won numerous awards, including Last Gadget Standing at 2018’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES). OrCam MyEye 2 is easy-to-use and extremely intuitive, with users as young as 7 and as old as 100. It is available in 29 countries, in nearly 20 languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Norwegian, and Polish.