Israeli Start-Up's New Device Helps The Visually Impaired To Read

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OrCam.pngThe New York Times' John Markoff writes here about how an Israeli start-up has devised a "camera-based system"  that gives the visually impaired "the ability to both 'read' easily and move freely"

The device is called the OrCam and "is a small camera worn in the style of Google Glass, connected by a thin cable to a portable computer designed to fit in the wearer's pocket... clips on to the wearer's glasses with a small magnet and uses a bone-conduction speaker to offer clear speech as it reads aloud the words or object pointed to by the user".  

More info on the OrCam can be found at this site

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Nice gadget. It will really help those who are visually impaired. Keep it up!

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