Portable low vision device shows promise
October 22, 2016
A simple-to-use artificial vision device that can be carried around may help make patients with low vision more independent.
The device, which is called OrCam My Eye, helps users recognize money easily, read e-mails and food menus.
It also helped make them feel more independent.
Across the world, there are 246 million people with low vision. This affects their quality of life in a big way.
The OrCam device helps to recognizing printed words, money and other objects that it is programmed to recognize.
It can also recognize faces and products. The device is made up of a small camera and an earpiece that is clipped to the frame of glasses.