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#ATIA20 Audio: Orcam Expands Into Assisted Reading And Hearing Devices


Orcam has been very busy since we spoke to them last year. The MyEye2 was featured in Time Magazine and the company won a CES 2020 INNOVATION AWARD last month. Joe caught up with Bryan Wolynski Optometrist and Consultant for Professional Relations at Orcam, to talk about all the recent accolades and portfolio expansions. The Orcam Hear listening aid will allow a user to center in on voices in a crowded room forming what Joe called a "Get Smart" "Cone of Silence" between the user and the speaker. The Orcam read is a device for reading disabilities and operates as a handheld pointing device for near distance tasks. Like the MyEye, the unit does not keep anything in memory and is well suited for a classroom setting. Also, a form of interactive reading and assisted guidance are possible new features that could be coming to the MyEye2 later this year. To learn more about any of the products mentioned, visit the Orcam website

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.


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