OrCam’s new MyEye 2.0 has been shortlisted for a Health and Innovation Award at this year’s Wearable Technology Awards.
The artificial vision device, which is designed for people who are blind and visually impaired, is one of six finalists. The winner will be revealed during the Wearable Technology Show on 14 March.
The MyEye 2.0 is the second-generation device from OrCam. It is completely wireless and is the size of a finger.
Magnetically mounted on the wearer’s spectacles or sunglasses, the MyEye 2.0 is activated by pointing gestures or the wearer’s gaze. It is then able to read text, as well as recognise faces, products and bank notes.
OrCam international business development manager, Leon Paull, said: “This truly revolutionary device was only launched in February this year but is already making a significant difference to the lives of our blind and visually impaired users in the UK. We have received so much positive feedback about how the device helps users to lead more independent lives, at home, at work and in education.”