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7th January 2020
Lanna Cooper

OrCam Technologies has announced that it will demo its wearable platforms at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place January 7th-10th. OrCam harnesses breakthrough, AI-driven computer vision and machine learning to innovate wearable/handheld platforms that provide increased independence to the device users, delivering 'AI as a companion' - with all devices operating completely offline in real time, thereby ensuring data privacy.

OrCam MyEye 2 / For Vision Impairment  

Lightweight and the size of a finger, the OrCam MyEye 2 artificial vision device discreetly reads printed and digital text aloud - from any surface - in real time. Additional OrCam MyEye 2 features include instant face recognition and identification of consumer products, colours and money notes.

The device is the only wearable assistive technology that is activated by an intuitive pointing gesture or simply by following the wearer's gaze, without the need of a smartphone or WiFi. 'Next-level' OrCam MyEye 2 features to debut at CES 2020 include interactive reading/Natural Language Processing (NLP) as well as orientation (mobility and object identification). OrCam MyEye 2 was chosen as a 2019 TIME Best Invention, and was a Last Gadget Standing winner at CES 2018.  

OrCam Hear / For Hearing Impairment

According to the company, OrCam Hear is the world's first AI-driven, wearable assistive technology device for people with hearing impairment. It makes hearing aids smart by identifying and isolating a speaker's voice - from among multiple speakers - and then relaying the clear speech to Bluetooth hearing aids, in real time, thereby solving the 'cocktail party effect'.

A new class of wearable AI, OrCam Hear is an add-on that augments and integrates with hearing aids. The device combines lip reading with simultaneous voice source separation, intuitively switching between speakers who you choose to hear. Discreet, easy to wear, and lightweight, with low power consumption in a very small form factor.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) named OrCam Hear as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards 'Best of Innovation'.

OrCam Read / For Reading Difficulties

According to the company, OrCam Read is the first-of-its-kind handheld AI reader for people who have reading difficulties including dyslexia, reading fatigue, or those who read large amounts of text. The personal AI reader seamlessly and instantly reads text aloud - from any printed surface or screen.

It is the only personal AI reader that captures full pages or screens of text. OrCam Read's intuitive point-and-click operation activates two precision laser guidance options to read the entire highlighted text, or target where to begin reading. Wireless, lightweight, and the size of pen, a high intensity LED light automatically illuminates reading in dimly-lit environments.

OrCam MyMe / For Facial Recognition

The platform to enable wearable AI as a facial recognition companion, OrCam MyMe functions as a personal AI assistant, providing important details about the person you are meeting with, delivered to a fast, intuitive app on a smartphone or smartwatch. OrCam MyMe is worn on clothing and continuously operates in real time to detect faces, and matches them to stored signatures for future instant recognition.

Once OrCam MyMe recognises a person, their name, contact information, LinkedIn profile and other details are flashed to the companion app. The on-board camera acts as a 'sensor' as no photos are stored - all photos taken are processed for face and object recognition and then deleted on the fly. Discreet and lightweight, OrCam MyMe respects privacy - all data is processed offline and stored on the device itself.

"This is an historic CES for OrCam Technologies, where we will showcase our newly-developed AI-driven computer vision and machine learning platforms that provide increased independence - effectively impacting the quality of life of a wide spectrum of people," said Prof. Amnon Shashua, OrCam Technologies Co-founder and Co-CEO.

"OrCam's innovations are wearable, personal AI that have the ability to transform people's lives, functioning as 'AI as a companion' that operate completely offline in real time, ensuring data privacy for our users. OrCam is personal AI with a purpose."

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