We here at Nerd News Social feel the plight of those who are visually challenged, a lot of us at the sight are vision impaired to some degree. We use a lot of glasses or contacts, that’s for sure!
As vision gets worse, frames get larger and depending on situations, sometimes reading can even not be an option.
It’s with that in mind that we are excited to talk about a couple of companies that are doing something about this problem for the community.
We don’t normally compare two products, and in doing so, we have no interest to take away from either company. We only want to talk about the benefit of both, and discuss their selling points, with the interest that if you need a tool like either of these, that you will in some way be helped in either finding or deciding between the two.
The first one on our list, is only been given the top tier is based on the fact that this year they won the CES 2021 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation award for their work on their AI-driven, OrCam Read.
Their OrCam MyEye has been winning awards for its quality ability to read and identify text in the world, but it’s the higher budget price point of $3,500 takes it out of the realm of a lot of people who want and need the technology. Their OrCam Reader brings a lot of the same features, but at a lower price point only costing $2,500. The benefit in lower-cost loses the face, color, barcode, gesture, and product identifier features. However, if your need is based on reading requirements, then it’s the item for you!
However, the good people at OrCam is attempting to make the product even more affordable with their OrCam Read retailing for as low as $1,990! There are direct step-downs though for the OrCam Read. With the price drop, you lose page turn recognition and gesture controls. The device, however, does drastically increase the battery. The prior versions 1.5 to 2 hours, but this version can operate for up to 4 hours.
You can pick up your OrCan devices directly from them Here.
Standing on the shoulders of Google Glass, and it’s design, the Envision Glasses are a stand-alone device that costs a total of $3,500. They are currently available and use AI to aid the blind, and visually impaired. The device focuses more than just the concept of reading, as it can learn names and alert the user of the scene, names of people in the room, and read text live from closed captioning, or other similar devices.
Some amazing features of the Envision Glasses are also unlocked via its app. The app allows for things like exporting text, and video support. For instance, you can literally phone a friend. Connected through the app, friends can access your feed and specifically offer additional support above what the device can do.
All of these features provide support for over 60 different languages, and boasts a battery life of up to 6 hours!
If this is something you’d be interested in, then check out and purchase them Here.