SYDNEY, Australia, August 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Artificial Vision Technology Leader Provides Independence to Australians Who are Vision Impaired or Blind
OrCam Technologies, the artificial vision innovator for people who are vision impaired, blind or have a reading disability, today announced the introduction of its assistive technology device in Australia through leading assistive technology provider Quantum Reading, Learning, Vision.
The world's most advanced wearable assistive technology solution, OrCam MyEye utilises a small camera mounted on the user's eyeglass frame to instantly read any printed text in the immediate environment.
Via a discreet earpiece, the device can instantly read text from any source - including newspapers, books, computer screens, restaurant menus, and street signs - as well as recognise faces of individuals and identify products. Every OrCam MyEye device is hand-delivered by a certified OrCam Trainer™ who teaches each new user how to incorporate the device's technology into daily life.
"OrCam is passionately dedicated to providing independence through our unparalleled artificial vision technology," said Rami Ben Yehuda, OrCam Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. "Whether it's reading a morning newspaper, recognizing the approach of a loved one or choosing a favourite item in the supermarket, our mission is to improve quality of life."
Demonstrations of OrCam MyEye, free of charge, are available through the assistive technology device pioneer's partnership with leading Australian accessibility product and service provider Quantum RLV (Tel 1300 883 853).
"Quantum is honoured and excited to deliver the very latest development in assistive technology to the Australian market," said Tim Connell, Quantum Managing Director. "As a 'wearable' device, OrCam MyEye can be used anywhere and at any time. It is going to provide a new level of independence for many thousands of Australians who struggle to read."
About OrCam Technologies
OrCam's mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions.
Powered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, OrCam provides a visual aid through a discreet, wearable platform and easy-to-use interface.
OrCam was jointly founded by CTO Professor Amnon Shashua and CEO Ziv Aviram, the co-founders of accident avoidance system Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY).
SOURCE OrCam Technologies