OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions. The breakthrough OrCam MyEye device provides a visual aid through a discreet, wearable platform and easy-to-use interface.
OrCam was jointly founded by CTO Professor Amnon Shashua and CEO Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of accident avoidance system Mobileye. The OrCam MyEye device was launched in the U.S. in 2015.
An easy, unobtrusive fit on any eyeglasses frame, OrCam’s breakthrough conversion of visual information into the spoken word enables you to instantly and discreetly read text, recognize faces, as well as identify product and money notes.
Activated by a simple, intuitive gesture-pointing your finger or pressing a simple button- OrCam MyEye makes newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screen, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products and street signs accessible- in real time.
Following a quick one-time entry process, previously stored faces or people who are important to you- family members, friends, co-workers- are seamlessly recognized and announced by your own voice tag once they come into the OrCam MyEye smart camera’s view. Up to 100 faces of individuals can be stored.
OrCam MyEye stores up to 150 of your favorite products- such as supermarket items, drugstore necessities and credit cards- and instantly communicates them through your own voice tag, enabling an independent shopping experience.
“For me, OrCam just feels like it’s an immediate solution to all the problems I face as a blind person. It was amazing how quickly I was able to use the device. The best thing about OrCam is when my son, who is four, runs up to me, it gives me a little warning that he is coming, so that I know that there is a hug coming. It’s just a great experience. “