The $1 Billion Company That’s Building Wearable AI For Blind People

The $1 Billion Company That’s Building Wearable AI For Blind People


Publication Title
Fast Company
Publication/Creation Date
May 3 2018
Creators/Contributors
OrCam (contributor)
Katharine Schwab (creator)
Stephen Hamilton (contributor)
Amnon Shashua (contributor)
Ziv Aviram (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Retired U.S. Air Force officer Stephen Hamilton had seven failed corneal transplants and 18 surgeries before he finally accepted that he was going to lose his vision. Once he went blind, he was forced to retired from his job as a network engineer and architect.

While he was participating in a months-long training session designed to help low-vision and blind veterans learn how to navigate the world at the VA in Reno, Nevada, Hamilton had the chance to try out a small device that was supposed to help him read again. The wearable, called the OrCam MyEye, attached to his eyeglasses, and when he used his finger to point to a piece of printed text–a sign, the page of a book, a newspaper, a restaurant menu–it would use deep learning to parse the language and read it aloud to him via a tiny speaker.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Eye
Marketing Keywords
OrCam, OrCam MyEye 2
Source
https://www.fastcompany.com/90170447/the-1-billion-company-thats-building-wearable-ai-for-blind-people

Related Objects
About OrCam MyEye 2
Date archived
March 5 2019
Last edited
October 7 2019
How to cite this entry
Katharine Schwab. (May 3 2018). "The $1 Billion Company That’s Building Wearable AI For Blind People". Fast Company. Fast Company. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3640