Artificial Vision and Wearable Technology

Country
Israel
Sustainable development goals
  • Good health and well-being
Project link
https://www.orcam.com/en/

About the project

OrCam Technologies Ltd. is an Israeli-based company that produces producing wearable artificial intelligence technology for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or simply have reading difficulties. The OrCam product is manufactured as an attachment to a person’s glasses, and uses advanced technology that enables the product to read text, recognize faces and identify objects, granting the individual a better-quality life.

More project information

OrCam Technologies Ltd. is an Israeli-based company that produces producing wearable artificial intelligence technology for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or simply have reading difficulties. The OrCam product is manufactured as an attachment to a person’s glasses, and uses advanced technology that enables the product to read text, recognize faces and identify objects with a simple pointing gesture, granting the individual a better-quality life.

OrCam currently develops two products, MyEye 2 and MyReader 2. This progressive wearable technology is compact, battery-powered, and snaps onto any eyeglass frame magnetically. Since its initial launch in 2015, OrCam products have undergone thorough improvements, and using artificial intelligence are now able to read text, identify the color of miscellaneous objects, and even recognize and store frequently viewed faces such an individual’s family members, friends, and colleagues. 

OrCam’s strong support for the Good Health and Well-Being SDG lies in its mission to restore confidence and independence to those who are deal dealing with visual impairment or reading difficulties in some way. Mundane, everyday tasks can prove to be the most discouraging for those who are not able to see well. OrCam is widely used for those daily activities such as shopping, ordering food at a restaurant, choosing your clothes for the day, sending emails, reading a book, and so much more. There have been countless user stories expressing the struggle to be confident and independent after suffering from visual impairment, especially in social situations. OrCam has not only improved individuals’ confidence, but has overall empowered them to enjoy a better-quality life.