American Council of the Blind Partners With Visual Aid Company Orcam
Orcam’s finger-sized device is fitted with a camera and a microphone and clips onto glasses, discreetly reading printed and digital text aloud to the person donning the device
OrCam’s device, MyEye2, is designed to help visually impaired people “read.” The finger-sized device, fitted with a camera and a microphone and clipped onto glasses, discreetly reads printed and digital text aloud to the person wearing it. While the device uses a camera, it does not store any of the information it reads, thereby maintaining user privacy, Matan Bar-Noy, OrCam’s director of business development, told Calcalist in an April interview.
OrCam also develops a device it calls MyMe, which uses machine vision algorithms to identify people, providing information such as a person's name and when and where you last met that person. MyMe can also read texts. In a networking situation, it can automatically scan and sync a business card or name tag.