OrCam

New York,  NY 
United States
http://www.orcam.com
  • Booth: 76


Help Your Low Vision Patients Read! and More!

OrCam utilizes the power of computer vision to develop assistive technology creating personal AI wearable and handheld assistive devices empowering people and giving independence. Current devices include the wearable OrCam MyEye and the handheld OrCam Read.  

OrCam MyEye - world's most advanced assistive technology - designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. 
As small as your finger and attaches to most any eyeglasses. The device has a camera, takes a photo of the visual information and then auditorally speaks the information to the wearer. MyEye can read text, recognize faces, products, barcodes, color & currency through the use of a gesture or just automatically follows the wearer's gaze.
OrCam Read - handheld reading device - for people who are blind or visually impaired as well as those who have reading difficulties, like dyslexia or are auditory readers. The device is the size of a large magic marker and held like a pen, with a press of a button, the device reads text in real time, off of any surface - read a section or a whole page.

NEW feature - Smart Reading, all you have to do is ask! Read a specific article in a newspaper or a menu item! www.orcam.com

Brands: OrCam MyEye OrCam Read


 Videos

What does OrCam MyEye do?
OrCam Presents: Kalari; Dream Team Member meets Leo Messi, international soccer star!
What people who are blind or visually impaired are saying about OrCam MyEye!
Patient learning OrCam MyEye at his Ophthalmologist Office
OrCam in the Media
OrCam Read: Handheld personal AI Reading Device for people who are Visually Impaired or have Reading Difficulties

 Press Releases

  • Soccer giant will head global project for
    people who are blind or visually impaired

    Messi: "Witnessing each of the members of the ‘Dream Team’ trying out the OrCam MyEye features, it was clear that this would be a life-changing device for each of them. I am proud to be an OrCam Ambassador to truly make a difference for so many."

    BARCELONA, SPAIN (September 9, 2020)OrCam Technologies, a leader in personal, AI-driven innovations, today announced that Lionel Messi, the global soccer legend, will be OrCam Technologies’ new Ambassador, leading the charge to improve accessibility through OrCam’s breakthrough AI technologies for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Israel-based company is launching the partnership collaboration with the soccer legend to increase awareness of the challenges faced by the blind and visually impaired community globally.

    As a component of the project, OrCam will arrange meetings between dozens of visually impaired people from around the world with the soccer superstar in order to make a dream come true: an opportunity to get to know the soccer icon in a face-to-face meeting, as well as receiving from Messi a revolutionary assistive technology solution that will increase their independence in their daily lives, the OrCam MyEye. Every year, Messi will gift the OrCam MyEye to people with inspiring stories who are blind or visually impaired, some of whom he will personally meet in Barcelona. These individuals will each become members of the “OrCam Dream Team,” led by Messi.

    The first of these meetings took place just before the coronavirus pandemic shook the world. The meeting was particularly striking for Messi, who said, "The emotion was incredible. Meeting with this amazing group of people from around the world was truly a magical and inspiring moment. Witnessing each of the members of the ‘Dream Team’ trying out the OrCam MyEye features, it was clear that this would be a life-changing device for each of them. I am proud to be an OrCam Ambassador to truly make a difference for so many."

    Approximately 300 million people worldwide suffer from blindness or varying degrees of visual impairment. OrCam MyEye helps to dramatically change their quality of life.

    The participants in the project are from various countries around the world and are blind or have varying degrees of visual impairment. The meeting with the soccer star – and the gifting of the OrCam device – comes as a complete surprise to them during the first meet and greet event.

    "This is a particularly exciting point in time for me and for OrCam. The story of OrCam’s founding is, first and foremost, a story of people – people who struggle with real problems and challenges in their lives. Our goal is to use sophisticated 'AI-as-a-companion' technology that helps people with disabilities in real time, in the real world,” explained Professor Amnon Shashua, co-founder and co-CEO of OrCam. "In the performance of daily activities, the device offers independence, providing users with critical support to better integrate into society, especially within employment and educational settings. This technology supports users in amplifying their inherent potential. We are convinced that this collaboration with Messi – who is the embodiment of maximizing potential, and an individual who is admired worldwide – will allow us to reach millions of people in need."

  • OrCam Read - Revolutionary Handheld AI Reader that instantly reads text to you

    First-of-its-kind handheld assistive device that seamlessly reads text aloudfrom any printed surface or digital screen in real time. Instantly reads newspapers, books, computer & smartphone screens, projected power point presentations and more.

    [Image Description] An overview of a book in a woman’s lap held by her left hand, with the OrCam Read in her right hand.

    Meticulously designed to meet the needs of auditory readers who have reading challenges including dyslexia, reading fatigue, or low vision, OrCam Read empowers them with real-time access to script without adapting or relying on any other platform.

    OrCam Read Features

          Captures full pages and is activated by two precision laser guidance options to read the entire highlighted text or target where to begin reading.

          Wireless, lightweight, intuitive point-and-click operation – compacted into a device the size of a pen.

          High-intensity LED light automatically illuminates to assist reading in dimly-lit environments.

          All operation is processed offline, without requiring an internet connection ensuring data privacy.

          Breakthrough assistive technology pioneered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields to deliver AI as a companion.

  •           OrCam MyEye; Most Advanced Wearable AI for Vision Impairment
     

    • OrCam Technologies, a leader in personal AI artificial vision innovation, unveils 'next level AI' features of OrCam MyEye 2 – the world's most advanced wearable assistive technology device.
       
    • OrCam MyEye reads printed and digital text aloud – from any surface – and seamlessly recognizes faces, products and more, all in real time.
       
    • New OrCam MyEye 2 Pro features include:
      • Smart reading powered by natural language processing (NLP).
      • Orientation, to identify and guide to objects in the user’s surroundings (in beta), please note this is not an obstacle detector, nor does it replace the use of a mobility cane or a seeing eye dog

    • Magnetically mounted on the wearer’s eyeglasses or sunglasses frame, OrCam MyEye is the only wearable artificial vision tech that is activated by an intuitive pointing gesture or simply by following the wearer's gaze – allowing for hands-free use without the need of a smartphone or Wi-Fi.
       
    • Wireless, lightweight, intuitive operation – compacted into a device the size of a finger.
       
    • OrCam MyEye 2 delivers increased independence to people who are blind, partially sighted have reading difficulties or reading fatigue – empowering them to study, to work, and throughout their daily activities.
       
    • All operation is processed offline, without requiring an internet connection – resulting in real time audio communication of vital visual information while ensuring data privacy.
       
    • AI-driven OrCam MyEye 2 is meticulously designed with the needs of people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties in mind – and doesn’t adapt, or rely on, a platform that isn’t originally accessible.

    • OrCam MyEye 2 is available in 25 languages, and in 48 countries.
       
    • Breakthrough assistive technology – pioneered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields – to deliver AI as a companion.
       
    • CES 2018 Last Gadget Standing Winner & CES Innovation Awards Honoree | TIME Best Inventions 2019 list. [Image Description] – 2019 Time Magazine Cover, Last Gadget Standing 2018 Winner Award and 2018 CES Innovation Awards
                                                               
  • OrCam Technologies: AI as a Companion

    OrCam Technologies is a leader in personal artificial vision innovation – AI for humans.

    The company was jointly founded in 2010 by Israeli innovators Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the Co-founders of Mobileye (now an Intel company), the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator, which was acquired by Intel Corp. in August 2017 for $15.3 billion. In February 2018, OrCam completed a funding round that valued the company at $1 billion, transforming OrCam into 1 of only 38 global healthcare unicorns.

    Inspired by their groundbreaking artificial vision technology that supports safer driving, OrCam harnesses AI-driven computer vision in breakthrough wearable/handheld platforms that provide increased independence.

    Pioneered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, these innovations deliver "AI as a companion", operating completely offline in real time, thereby ensuring data privacy.

    In contrast to "AI" as a ubiquitous buzzword, residing vaguely in the background, OrCam pioneers personal AI with a purpose, AI which directly and immediately impacts the quality of life of a wide spectrum of populations:

    • People who are blind or visually impaired
       
    • People who are hearing impaired
       
    • People who have reading difficulties including dyslexia, reading fatigue, or those who read large amounts of text
       
    • Mainstream consumers
       

    For more information: www.orcam.com and YouTube and follow OrCam on Facebook and Twitter.

    OrCam MyEye 2 is a global award-winning assistive technology device, including recognition on the TIME Best Inventions 2019 list.

    "Fitting all this power into such a small device is like putting an elephant into a small closet." 

    Professor Amnon Shashua, Co-founder and Co-CEO of OrCam and Mobileye

    TIME Magazine | Dec. 2/Dec. 9, 2019 issue | The Best Inventions of 2019

    https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2019/5733047/orcam-myeye-2/ 

       

    [Image Description] – 2019 Time Magazine Cover

  • OrCam MyEye 2 and MyReader Privacy Statement.

    At OrCam, while we harness the power of artificial vision in order to improve the lives of individuals who are visually impaired, we are fully committed to protecting and safeguarding personal information. Therefore, we defined our customer’s privacy as an inherent component of the OrCam MyEye and MyReader. These devices are the first in the world to provide real standalone recognition for the betterment of humanity.

    Both the MyEye and MyReader pioneer standalone operation in which the devices process the information locally and deliver it directly to the user. There is no reliance on cloud computing, i.e., everything occurs on the devices themselves and hence no information is sent to external sources, databases or 3rd party entities. The perceived information is spoken to the user and is not kept on the device nor is it sent.

    Users of the MyEye and MyReader devices possess full control of the device operation. They are provided with the option to:

    • Create certain personalized labels for their use, such as identification of people and products that are then stored on the device as a digital signature that can be deleted upon the user’s request.
    • Connect their devices to smartphones via Bluetooth for added functionality, such as easy access to the device settings.
    • Connect their devices to their WiFi in order to allow the devices to receive software updates and upload anonymous analytics from the device as mentioned in the OrCam terms and Privacy Policy at https://www.orcam.com/ en/privacy-policy/

    The devices are encrypted with high industry standard protocols and have undergone world class security tests in order to assure the consistency and reliability of the devices, and ensure that they are tamper-proof and

    no data can be extracted from them.

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at the following email address: privacy@orcam.com

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 Products

  • OrCam MyEye
    OrCam MyEye - The worlds most advanced wearable assistive technology designed for people who are blind or visually impaired! - OrCam Empowering People...

  • OrCam MyEye – A breakthrough in wearable assistive technology

    Wireless, lightweight and compacted into the size of a finger, the pioneering technology of the AI-driven OrCam MyEye artificial vision device discreetly reads printed and digital text – from any surface – out loud, and in real time, to the device wearer.  Newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products, and street signs become instantly accessible. Additional features of OrCam MyEye include instant face recognition and identification of consumer products, colors and money notes.

    The newest capability now available on OrCam devices is Smart Reading, which was launched in the U.S. in July, and will be available in additional languages by the end of 2020. The interactive feature takes the breakthrough OrCam MyEye platform to a higher level of accessibility, enabling users to customize the reading experience, allowing them to access only the information they want from a text using intuitive voice commands. The device also features a beta version of the new Orientation feature, which helps guide users, helping to make them aware of physical surroundings, including doorways, hallways, chairs and more. Both features – harnessing NLP (natural language processing) – were first previewed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

    Magnetically mounted on the wearer’s eyeglass frames and weighing only 0.8 ounces/22.5 grams, OrCam MyEye has been meticulously designed by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields to be intuitive and easy to use for people with visual impairments. The device 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 of a smartphone or Wi-Fi, resulting in real time audio communication while ensuring data privacy.

    Globally, OrCam MyEye is available in 25 languages and in 50 countries. The company’s flagship device was chosen as a 2019 TIME Best Invention.

  • OrCam Read
    First-of-its-kind - A handheld assistive device that seamlessly reads text aloud – from any printed surface or digital screen – in real time. Instantly reads newspapers, books, computer & smartphone screens, projected power point presentations and more....

  • OrCam Read is a handheld reading device for people who are blind, visually impaired or anyone who has reading challenges, such as people with dyslexia. About the size of a large magic marker and held like a pen this lightweight device is intuitively operated with just a press of a button. With one click OrCam Read can instantly read any printed or digital text from books, newspapers, smartphone screens, computers and more. Either listen via the built in mini-speaker or through headphones (wired or Bluetooth). Utilizing different laser guidance modes you can read a whole page or just a specific section and or start from anywhere on a page. OrCam Read is the most efficient smart pen on the market, with Speed Reading and the only one with Full Page Capture. It is designed for all ages and does not require an internet connection ensuring use anywhere and privacy. 

    Smart Reading is also avaiable with the OrCam Read. Smart Reading allows someone, through specially developed natural language understanding technology to interact and speak with the device. Using simple voice commands, someone can ask to identify specific information they want from text. For example, the user can ask, "Read the headlines" [of a newspaper.] If the person wants to read the second article on the page, they would simply say, "Read the second article." Within seconds, OrCam will relay the requested information to the user, making texts - from newspapers and restaurant menus, to bills and emails - more accessible to the reader. 

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