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Sound-Isolating Hearing Devices

The OrCam Hear Was Revealed at CES 2020 and Will Launch This Year

— January 15, 2020 — Tech
At CES 2020, OrCam revealed a new hearing device named the 'OrCam Hear.' OrCam has a track record of creating accessibility-focused tech products. Typically the company implements AI and machine learning to develop products that can assist individuals with vision or hearing impairments.

The OrCam Hear is able to isolate a single voice from a loud environment and send isolated audio to a person's Bluetooth hearing aids. OrCam's hearing device determines which sounds need to be isolated by interpreting lip-readings and body gestures. The system is even able to automatically switch when the user wants to listen to another person. Additionally, the OrCam Hear operates entirely offline, in order to quell any privacy-related concerns that consumers may have.

OrCam's new hearing device is scheduled to be released in 2020, however, no date or price point has been announced.


Image Credit: OrCam
Trend Themes
1. Sound-isolating Hearing Devices - Opportunity for developing innovative technologies that can isolate specific sounds in loud environments and enhance communication for individuals with hearing impairments.
2. AI and Machine Learning for Accessibility - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create AI and machine learning-powered devices that assist individuals with vision or hearing impairments.
3. Privacy-conscious Offline Devices - Opportunity to develop offline devices that address privacy concerns while providing enhanced accessibility features for users with hearing impairments.
Industry Implications
1. Assistive Technology - Potential for companies in the assistive technology sector to create advanced and customizable sound-isolating hearing devices.
2. Healthcare Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity for healthcare technology companies to incorporate AI and machine learning in the development of hearing devices for individuals with impairments.
3. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to develop privacy-conscious and offline devices that enhance communication for individuals with hearing impairments.
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