OrCam is a camera-based system that recognizes words and objects and relays them to the wearer via audio.

Israeli startup company OrCam has built a camera-based system that helps the visually-impaired ‘read’ signs and numbers. OrCam is basically a camera or sensor that recognizes words and numbers and then relays it to the user via a bone-conduction earpiece.

The device is worn like Google Glass and is connected to a portable computer that fits in the user’s pocket. The system is designed to read “text in the wild” such as bus numbers, newspaper articles, and traffic lights. OrCam can also recognize faces, products and places.

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