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OrCam MyEye - An Intuitive Wearable Device is Turning the World into Speech for the Blind and Visually Impaired


OrCam MyEye is a breakthrough wearable device designed to assist people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a reading disability. The lightweight smart camera reads text aloud from any surface (printed or digital) and recognizes faces, products, and money, all in real time.

(PRWEB) August 27, 2018

OrCam MyEye technology allows the blind and visually impaired to experience the world around them in a brand new, interactive way and regain their independence. With OrCam, the wearer can read newspapers, books, signs, labels on consumer products, identify currency, and even read text on a computer or smartphone screen anytime and anywhere they wish. MyEye comes equipped with facial recognition capabilities, allowing the wearer to identify friends and family who enter into the camera view.

OrCam MyEye 2 weighs in at a mere .79 ounces and attaches to the wearer's own glasses with a small magnetic clip. Simple hand gestures like touching or swiping, or pointing to text, control the small, lipstick-sized unit. MyEye 2 also includes color recognition. It can read red and green signals at pedestrian crossings or help identify the colors of clothing. OrCam's MyReader device has all of the portable reading functionality of the MyEye devices, but without the extras.

OrCam is partnering with the Florida Vision Technology Center to demonstrate OrCam MyEye and MyReader at two Florida events this September and October. One demo event will be held at the Florida Vision Technology Center's flagship store in central Fort Lauderdale on September 13th, and the other at their newest Largo location (inside the Lighthouse of Pinellas) on October 4th.

Lesa Kretschmer, Founder & CEO of Florida Vision Technology Center commented, "We're excited to partner with Orcam to demo the MyEye and MyReader devices because we know it will enhance the quality of life of anyone who tries it." By partnering with OrCam to host 2 Florida events, Kretschmer hopes to reach out to more people in the community and show what it can do. Kretschmer adds, "The OrCam MyEye is a game changer - it gives the blind and visually impaired the ability to read anything, anywhere, anytime, restoring their independence. It can help people navigate the world around them. Imagine meeting a friend for lunch and reading the menu, visiting a museum, or being able to go shopping without assistance - the possibilities are endless."

Kretschmer has been showcasing the new Orcam technology within the state including at the Division of Blind Services 75th Anniversary Celebration in Daytona Beach and at the Florida Council of the Blind State Convention in Jacksonville with an enthusiastic response. Kretschmer has also introduced the devices at several South Florida events including the Elder Services Referral Network Senior & Boomer Expo, the Lighthouse of the Palm Beaches Boot Up Club, the American Council of the Blind Miami Beach & Ft. Lauderdale Chapters, the National Federation of the Blind Miami Chapter, and the Blinded Veterans Association Broward Chapter.

About the Florida Vision Technology Center:
Florida Vision Technology Center is a minority certified small business based out of Fort Lauderdale. Lesa Berg Kretschmer, founder and CEO, has worked in the blindness and low vision industry for more than 24 years. She's committed to placing the best adaptive technology and products available today within reach of blind and visually challenged people of all ages and walks of life.

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