OrCam – Breakthrough VI Tech!

OrCam Assistive Technology

The world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology solution for people who are blind or vision impaired.

We are lucky to live in a world where the advancements in technology are outstanding. There is a lot of work and research being done to find ways to improve life for partially-sighted and blind people. Reading and recognition devices are just some of the advancements being made. There are video magnifiers, screen readers, braille printers and more. But none are as compact and portable as the OrCam MyEye assistive technology device.


Video below: How Allan Feels inclusive with OrCam MyReader!

Nicholas Dedekind, OrCam user from Belgium, started losing his vision at age 12. Before the OrCam, Nicholas tried software magnifiers for on-screen use which he says were not very effective, heavy, and very slow to use. After his parents found out about the OrCam MyEye, Nicholas initially thought that it seemed unrealistic and too good to be true. He thought that maybe these glasses were just like regular glasses for a visual disability. However, after trying the OrCam device, he was ecstatic. “It was an exciting, eye-opening experience. The product exceeded my expectations,” he says.

Video Below on How OrCam Works!

OrCam does not rely on connectivity to a smartphone or to a cloud and does not require wi-fi, or Bluetooth connection in order to operate. This means the response time can be almost instantaneous and the user never has to rely on getting a cell phone signal. Most importantly, it means the system is protected. It is rare to find assistive technology for visually impaired that is this safe and easy to use. The fact that the OrCam device does not connect to a cloud means it requires less power and one charge can last for a while.

Although research is being done, there is currently no cure for vision loss. However, technology, like OrCam, is a good solution for people who are blind or visually impaired and can help them lead more independent lives.

According to the National Federation of the Blind, there are an estimated 7 million Americans with a visual disability. According to the World Health Organization, there are 285 million visually impaired people worldwide. That means there are many people out there who are searching for solutions to help them live more independently.

visit the website: www.orcam.com

Metro Editor:  As with all VI Tech, it is important to try out any product yourself as everyone has different needs.

 

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