The Orcam MyEye is a wearable camera that augments blind people's glasses to help improve their day-to-day activities.
Though the common conception of a blind person is someone with absolutely no vision whatsoever, the majority of legally blind people have at least some degree of sight. The Orcam MyEye is a method to help improve the capabilities that legally blind people have with intelligent cameras.
The system uses a camera mounted on the side of a pair of glasses. It uses facial recognition and character recognition technology to help its wearers with regular daily activities. For example, if a wearer attempts to read a label or some other text, the Orcam MyEye cameras can pick up the text and dictate it into the wearer's ear. It can also tell people who they are looking at by referencing its database of wearer-submitted faces.
The Orcam MyEye can Triple Vision Accuracy for the Legally Blind
1. Wearable Camera Technology - Opportunity to develop intelligent camera systems that assist visually impaired individuals in their day-to-day activities.
2. Facial Recognition for Blindness Aids - Potential for utilizing facial recognition technology to enable visually impaired individuals to identify people around them.
3. Character Recognition Assistance - Developing wearable cameras that can recognize and dictate text to aid visually impaired individuals in reading labels and text.
1. Assistive Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity for companies in the assistive technology industry to create wearable camera aids for the visually impaired.
2. Eyewear - Opportunity for the eyewear industry to partner with technology companies to integrate wearable camera systems into glasses for visually impaired individuals.
3. Artificial Intelligence - Disruptive innovation potential in the field of artificial intelligence to develop advanced facial recognition and character recognition algorithms for wearable camera aids.