The Breakthrough of the 21st Century – How This Product Changed a Blind Woman’s Life

The MyEye 2 can also recognise familiar faces and tell you when a particular friend is approaching, or otherwise say “a man is in front of you”. The technology can read barcodes on products at the supermarket and tell you what it is, recognise colours and tell the denomination of paper money.Performing certain gestures, such as holding your wrist in front of your face for example, will prompt the device to tell you the time and date.

“Everything can be done with a hand gesture,” says Elad Serfaty, VP of marketing at OrCam.“The users can be from young to senior people, and you don’t want such a sophisticated device to have a sophisticated operating system.”