Orcam MyEye 2.0 - A New Generation of OCR

Posted by Luke Scriven on 12/5/2018
The Orcam 2.0 has released, the latest generation of OCR/TTS devices from Orcam. But what is OCR/TTS I hear you ask? Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) are the technologies which allow a device to take a picture of a page of text and read it aloud to you. Sound futuristic? This technology has been around since the 1970s, but Orcam have taken it to a new level with their 2.0 models. 

Orcam MyReader 2.0 and MyEye 2.0 are both wearable devices designed for people with vision loss to assist with reading. Worn on the side of a pair of glasses, the Orcam is a small camera with a speaker built in. When you want to read something you can simply point at what you want to read, and the camera takes a picture of it and reads it aloud to you. Amazing! This technology works very well and very quickly, meaning you can be be enjoying reading within seconds wherever you might be. 

Whereas MyReader offers only the ability to read printed text, the MyEye has a number of other fancy features, such as facial recognition, product recognition, bill identification, color identification and more, all packed into a tiny camera that fits on the side of a pair of glasses. This device is very cool and is on sale until the end of the holiday season, so grab it while you can!  



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