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Saturday, January 11, 2020

OrCam for Visual, Hearing Impairment

Basically a navigation aid, which could have profound assistive effect, but implies it must be taught specific contexts to be most useful.  How hard that is to do, or how error prone, is unclear.  Positioned as 'Personal AI' .  Available now.   Their site.

Glasses talk, ears focus, in OrCam's tech showcase    by Nancy Cohen , Tech Xplore

OrCam Technologies at this year's CES made a name for itself as solutions bearer for wearable assistive technology. They have developed wearable aides for hearing and for reading. These make use of computer vision and machine learning technologies.

Prof. Amnon Shashua, OrCam Technologies Co-founder and Co-CEO, talked of "wearable, personal AI" and "AI as a companion."

First, there is OrCam's vision device called OrCam MyEye 2. TechCrunch described the OrCam MyEye 2 as a tiny device "for people with visual impairment that you clip on your glasses to help you navigate the world around you."

It has features that include the identification of consumer products, colors and money notes, said The Jerusalem Post, which described it as the size of a finger. It involves interactive reading/natural language processing as well as orientation (mobility and object identification, said the article.... " 


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