MyEye is a small device that mounts on the user’s glasses and audibly conveys the user’s surroundings. It can recognise faces and read text.
Close to 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. Vision impairment can make almost every daily task more difficult and often causes people to rely on loved ones for support. Though a variety of tools and apps exist that can aid with specific tasks, they often don’t meet needs well enough to give someone their independence fully.
MyEye, an assistive device by OrCam, uses artificially intelligent vision to read text or verbalise surroundings. The small device is mounted onto the user’s glasses and audibly conveys information either through a small speaker near the wearer’s ear, or a connected Bluetooth device.
MyEye is voice-activated and can read any text the user asks for, from product labels to magazine articles. The wearer can ask “what is in front of me?” for an overview of their surroundings, including doors, people, and empty chairs. The device recognises faces and can identify pre-programmed products by scanning the bar code. The small device can help people living with sight loss regain their independence.