OrCam – Wearable Technology for the Visually Impaired

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMLHtywaqSY#t=65]

OrCam camera device is one of Israel’s Top 10 advances in vision. Hebrew University Prof. Amnon Shashua created this device that attaches to eyeglasses and is wired to a portable computer in the wearer’s pocket. Using bone conduction technology, it “speaks” text (menus, street signs, grocery labels, newspapers) as well as bus numbers and other objects that the user points to. It can even recognize faces and monitor traffic lights.

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