OrCam is a novel assistance device for the visually impaired and the blind. It’s a glasses-mounted sensor that harnesses the power of Artificial Vision to compensate for lost sight. The sensor sees what’s in front of you, understands what information you seek and provides it to you through a bone-conduction earpiece.
OrCam understands what you want when it sees you point at it. Point to a specific article or paragraph, and OrCam will start reading it. You can read newspapers and books, signs, labels on consumer products and even text on a computer or phone screen.
OrCam can be taught to recognize the faces of your family and friends. That way, you can easily recognize who is in a room when you come in, or who is coming towards you.
OrCam can help you orient yourself and get to your destination by reading street signs and traffic signals. It will also learn to memorize places you’ve already been to.