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Israel’s Latest Invention: Camera Helping the Blind ‘See’ Objects

A new invention from Israel that falls in line with the Jewish state’s reputation as a “start-up nation,” potentially revolutionizing life for the blind and the visually impaired, will go on sale in the United States in September.

The device, called OrCam, works via a 5-megapixel camera that attaches to glasses and can recognize text. With the help of the user, the camera can be taught to recognize objects and faces, said computer sciences professor and the co-founder of OrCam Technologies Amnon Shashua, who is also the co-founder of the more well-known Israeli start-up MobileEye, Haaretz and Reuters reported.

The camera uses audio feedback to relay visual information, and has a memory library in which it can store previously recognized objects. While the device still has difficulty handling light and non-flat surfaces, it will sell for $2,500 in the U.S. beginning in September.

 

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3 Responses to “Israel’s Latest Invention: Camera Helping the Blind ‘See’ Objects”

  1. G-d bless these people that never stop giving to mankind!

  2. Israel the "start-up nation", this should now the world, what did the Arab world in this last 65 years, coward terrorist killing civilians.

  3. Jenny Holcberg says:

    Is the world thankfull for all the inovation that Israel produces? They benefit
    from all of them in all fields of life.
    What was brought into the world from the arabs, muslim countrys?
    Terrorists, murderers , bombs launching again civilians, men women and children. the world praise them.
    While Israel works for advancing civilysation, arab countrys do their best to destroy it.
    It seems to be the end of times with the truth beeing turned upside down.
    and evil praised and sustained.
    Open your eyes before it will be too late.when will antisemitsm be erased.
    and justice will once again prevail Is there still hope…………

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