As we all know, technology enables a lot of innovation. When it comes to finding new ways to help impaired people function just like you and me in the world, technology has proven to boost the speed of the implementation of these innovations. I have personally always been fascinated that there are people in the world who dedicate their entire lives to changing someone else’s life. The people behind these camera glasses are like that, and you’ll know why by the end of this article.
For the visually impaired, the world can be a scary place. Not knowing what is going on around you other than what you can detect through sounds and touch must be a very confusing feeling. That is exactly what the OrCam camera glasses aim to change. These camera glasses are on the edge of technology, and they could come to change the lives of millions of visually impaired people across the globe.
These camera glasses have breakthrough features that range from being able to tell you whether the stop light is green or red to what’s on the menu at your favorite restaurant. I was so taken back by the demo video that I had to thoroughly read up on these glasses on OrCam’s own official website. With the help of a camera located on the glasses themselves, the glasses tell the wearer what the world looks like around him or her.
Their usefulness goes far beyond anything on the market yet. A lot of people will probably compare these camera glasses with the Google Glass glasses, but their features are far and wide apart. These glasses are solely made for the visually impaired, and they have been programmed to help them navigate their way through the world more safely and more informed than ever before. The camera glasses have an introductory price of $2,500. It’s quite steep, but still definitely worth the investment when you realize they will completely change your life if you’re visually impaired.