In this week’s edition of Discovered Technologies, we present you with OrCam; eyglasses that allow visually impaired people to identify objects in their immediate surroundings.
Developed by Prof. Amnon Shashua from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, OrCam eyeglasses allows its users to identify objects they point out. Upon pointing out an object with their finger, OrCam provides the requested identification information audibly to the user. The majority of OrCam’s performance relies on an ability to read text, however, it is also able to store new images like people’s faces and food products. With a simple gesture, the user may record the audio Orcam emits when the device scans the object or person again.
With a starting price of $3,500., the OrcCam is currently sold out, but will be available as soon as production meets their current backlog of orders. OrCam does not allow the visually impaired users to drive, nor should it be used in situations that may prove life or health threatening. The video below demonstrates OrCam’s functionality.
For more information, feel free to visit OrCam’s website by clicking here.