MyEye 2.0 shown in UK after winning plaudits at CES
By Guy Campos
The award-winning artificial vision aid, from OrCam, won the Last Gadget Standing award, as well as being an Innovation Awards honouree in the accessible tech category at CES 2018.
OrCam Technologies, the developer of the world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology for blind and visually impaired people, is showcasing its next generation artificial vision device, the OrCam MyEye 2.0, this week at 100% Optical, the UK’s largest optical event.
Following its global launch at CES earlier this month, the OrCam MyEye 2.0 won the prestigious Last Gadget Standing award, as well as being a CES 2018 Innovation Awards honouree in the accessible tech category.
The OrCam MyEye 2.0 is a breakthrough, wearable artificial vision device designed for people who are blind, partially sighted, or have reading difficulties. The great advance achieved with this new version, compared to the original OrCam MyEye device, is that it is completely wireless, and the whole device is now only about the size of a finger. Despite its compact size, the device includes even more powerful artificial vision technology which enables users to read text off of any surface instantly and discreetly, as well as to recognizes faces, bank notes, and products seamlessly.
The OrCam MyEye 2.0 is designed to be intuitive and easy to use for people with visual impairments. The wireless device magnetically mounts onto the user’s eyeglasses or sunglasses frame, and weighs less than an ounce. It is the only wearable artificial vision technology that is activated by an intuitive pointing gesture, or simply by following the wearer’s gaze, allowing for hands-free use without the need for a smartphone or Wi-Fi. Functions like volume control are now performed using a touch pad on the side of the device.
Source: AV Magazine