Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Blind People See In Philadelphia


Money is one of many challenges for people who are visually impaired. Its features include recognizing different kinds of products which are then spoken into an earpiece. "Oreos cookies, it will tell me it's Oreos cookies this is how you recognize the product," said Pedro. Dr. Georgia Crozier with the Moore Eye Institute says MyEye is unlike other devices that work with magnification. This sees for the person and translates it into words.

HEALTH NOTES: The speaking specs that give blind people 'sight'

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The OrCam MyEye 2.0 allows readers to'read' books, newspapers, computer screens and even white boards up to six yards away as well as identifying food products A gadget that clips to a pair of spectacles and speaks to the wearer, telling them what they are looking at, could offer'sight' to blind people. The finger-sized device –OrCam MyEye 2.0 – allows users to'read' books, newspapers, computer screens and even whiteboards six yards away, as well as identify food products. It can even learn to recognise the faces of loved ones. Invented by Israeli computer- science professors, it is fitted with a 13 megapixel miniature camera, a microphone and speaker and requires no phone app or wi-fi connection. When the user looks at a stimulus, the camera takes an immediate picture which is then analysed by an in-built computer algorithm.

OrCam - Advanced Wearable AI Devices for the Blind Closing The Gap


The most advanced wearable assistive technology device for the blind and visually impaired, that reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more. Intuitively responds to simple hand gestures. Real time identification of faces is seamlessly announced. Small, lightweight, and magnetically mounts onto virtually any eyeglass frame. Tiny, wireless, and does not require an internet connection.

4 Companies Revolutionizing AI Technology


Artificial intelligence will transform our world, completely revolutionizing the way we do everything from operating vehicles to caring for elderly parents. Worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will nearly quintuple by 2021, and nearly half of large U.S. enterprises plan to hire someone in the next year to help develop their AI strategy, according to CTA's report Current and Future Prospects of Artificial Intelligence. Israeli-headquartered OrCam makes an AI-powered, wearable artificial vision device to help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve a level of independence that would otherwise be impossible. Weighing less than an ounce, the OrCam MyEye system clips onto glasses frames and includes a tiny smart camera and speaker, instantly delivering vital visual information to the wearer. Available in 15 languages, the wearer can instantly hear printed or digital text and identify products such as a cereal box or a carton of milk.