OrCam

Artificial Vision Wearable for the Blind

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  • Ben Razuseful web apps lover
    Pros: 

    hand free, no need to read small texts

    Cons: 

    it isn't so intuitive and its hard to device to identify what to read

    i tred it in an expo and it was terible... not what i have expected

    the user needs to point in unique position in order the cam to identify and the device isnt user freindly

    i hope it will be improved in the future

    Ben Raz has used this product for one day.

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Andrew ZusmanHunter@uxandrew · UX Designer
I was recently at Frankfurt Germany's Dialog Museum, which is a two hour guided blind simulator. You walk through the museum in absolute and complete darkness (couldn't tell the difference between having my eyes open or closed) along with a guide (who is blind) and a walking stick. They take you through parks, up and down hills, busy street simulations, etc. At the end of the tour, I asked our blind guide what some of her biggest challenges were. She told me that one of her biggest problems was at the grocery store. She could find cans of things, but they were uniform and she didn't know what was there. She said she always had to enter the store, and then ask someone to help her. I've spent the past two years travelling Europe talking about universal design and accessibility (esp. for dyslexics and for those without the facility of both hands), so after the simulation I thought a lot about OrCam (a project here in Israel). There have been a few other accessibility-based products here on PH, but this is one of the most technologically advanced products with enormous potential.