Those who are visually impaired can now live a more visual life thanks to OrCam, a pocket-sized portable computer that’s connected to a camera, which clips to the person’s glasses with a tiny magnet. Looking similar to Google Glass, OrCam is more powerful and can see what you see understands what info you want via your finger-pointing, relying on auditory feedback through a bone conduction earpiece the users wears. It can recognize faces, read text, identify objects and places and more, making someone who has vision problems live easier.
It’s said that OrCam works best when it’s used in moral/daylight, but can function in darker environments with the help of a flashlight. All the user has to do is point their finger so that OrCam can understand the information they need. It will tell them when it sees a face or place that is currently stored in its memory without the person having to do anything else. The device uses an algorithm called Shareboost that makes it “hungry for input,” and can store info in its memory. Although it’s designed for those who are visually impaired, it’s also been proven to work great for those who have memory loss or dyslexia.
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