New headset is Google Glass for the visually impaired
We’re constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the Springwise experience, and so we’re now introducing BeeLine Reader, a new technology that helps you read more quickly and efficiently. To learn more about BeeLine Reader, an award-winning startup funded by Intel Capital, see BeeLineReader.com.
The Navatar app has already provided one way for those with sight problems to navigate their way around buildings using GPS-like technology. Now the OrCam is a headset that recognizes objects in the near environment, as well as hand gestures, delivering audio information to the wearer through bone conduction. The small camera and computer mounts onto any pair of glasses, and is able to detect the things in the user's view. Designed for those with partial vision, wearers interact by pointing to objects, text, places and even people they want to identify. The information is then provided in audio form…
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