Orcam is a device that sits on the side of what appear to be a regular pair of reading-glasses, but it is so much more. The Orcam device contains a miniature camera and computer which runs OCR software. The device can read any printed material and can even recognize faces of individuals that you tell it to remember. You use the device by looking at what you want to read. You can then either click a button on the side of the device, or activate it by pointing at what you want it to read. Orcam then reads the print back to you through an ear-piece.
It works well with labels, the mail, restaurant menus, money, and credit cards. The more that you program into the Orcam, the quicker and more accurate its responses. If you tell it to remember your friend Susan’s face, the next time you run into Susan, Orcam will announce her name in your ear-piece. No more trying to put a voice with a name.