Prince William Experiences Life – Changing Device for Blind People

Originally appeared in OrCam site

“Wow. That is absolutely incredible.” “That will help many people I am sure. What brilliant tech.” – says Prince William, referring to OrCam MyEye 2

The Duke of Cambridge (center), with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and OrCam CEO and co-founder Ziv Aviram (left) as he uses OrCam MyEye 2

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has made a truly historic first official visit of a member of the Royal Family to Israel. Yesterday, June 26th, he met with 4 select top technology companies. The companies are leaders in the fields of disabilities, education, and social change. He met with ReWalk Robotics Ltd, Myndlift, and AlgoBrix. He also met with OrCam Technologies, which has created OrCam MyEye 2, the most advanced assistive wearable technology, that reads text, recognises faces, and identifies products for the blind, partially-sighted, and people with reading difficulties.

Presenting the OrCam MyEye 2
On June 26th, thanks to UK Israel Tech Hub, OrCam had the honor of presenting OrCam MyEye 2 to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William used OrCam MyEye 2 to read text, as well as to recognize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This is on the heels of presentations to both top Alibaba executives and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela. The Prince experienced first-hand how OrCam MyEye 2, the most advanced wearable assistive device for people who are blind, partially-sighted, or have reading difficulties, uses AI technology to read text and recognise faces.

Ziv Aviram, co-founder and CEO of OrCam, and one of the founders of world-renowned Mobileye acquired this past year by Intel for $15.6 billion, who demonstrated the device for Prince William, recently said “…our breakthrough artificial vision technology has been empowering the lives of tens of thousands of British citizens and users around the world.”

With the world observing this historic tour, the spotlight, even if briefly turned to life-changing technology. Devices such as OrCam MyEye 2 change the world for the better, with the potential to improve the day-to-day lives of millions of people.

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