In the past, before technology arrived in its present form, helping the blind “see” was limited in terms of the options out there. This involved the use of Braille or audio cues which alerted the visually impaired to their surroundings and helped them make sense of the world. However, technology has advanced far enough where there now exist gadgets that can help the blind “see” the world around them.
Upon wearing it, MyEye 2.0 will be able to scan any surface, such as books, restaurant menus, signboards, phone screens, computer monitors, and more, and relay that information back to the wearer. All the user has to do is point at the object for it to work. It even features facial recognition where the device can alert the wearer to whoever is in front of them and can also learn names and repeat it back to the wearer.
OrCam MyEye is a breakthrough wearable artificial vision device designed to assist people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a reading disability. The intuitive, lightweight smart camera instantly and discreetly reads printed and digital text aloud — from any surface — and recognizes faces, products, and money notes, all in realtime.