OrCam Technologies’ OrCam Read is the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award Winner in the Consumer Edge AI End Products category. OrCam Read is the first of a new class of easy-to-use handheld digital readers that supports people with mild to moderate vision loss, as well as those with reading challenges, to access the texts they need and to more effectively accomplish their daily tasks.
Whether reading an article for school, perusing a news story on a smartphone, reviewing a phone bill or ordering from a menu, OrCam Read is the only personal AI reader that can instantly capture and read full pages of text and digital screens out loud. All of OrCam Read’s information processing – from its text-to-speech functionality implemented to operate on the edge, to its voice-controlled operation using the “Hey OrCam” voice assistant, to the Natural Language Processing (NLP)- and Natural Language Understanding (NLU)-driven Smart Reading feature – is processed locally, on the device, with no data connectivity required.
OrCam Technologies’ mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties. OrCam Technologies was jointly founded in 2010 by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of Mobileye, the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator.
This award was presented at the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards Ceremony; the program is organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. The Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards celebrate the innovation and achievement of the industry’s leading companies that are enabling and developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies.