Google Glass-type extra help for the vision impaired

Developed by Israeli startup OrCam, these glasses promise a boost for people with impaired vision in a Google Glass-type form factor. The glasses conceal a minute audio/visual pickup, connected to a pocket-sized PC which can read “text in the wild” such as bus numbers, newspaper articles, and traffic lights. OrCam can also be set up to recognize faces, products and places which are pre-programmed, or can store new ones such as family, friends and credit cards, by the user shaking it or waving a hand, then following directions for storage. Google Glass for visually impaired reads street signs aloud (PSFK). (Hat tip to TANN Ireland Editor and TTA reader Toni Bunting) Ed. note: suddenly, any glasses-type wearable is compared with a product that is barely out!

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