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Reading Reinvented Expo Launches Exciting Technology for Australians With Reading Disability

April 9, 2018 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

We take our ability to read for granted and use this crucial skill a thousand times a day: reading, emails, documents, labels, door signs, smart phones, indicator boards…

But imagine if you could not read? How would you cope in the modern world?

Accessing all the information we are presented with each day is becoming increasingly challenging for people with a vision or reading disability such as dyslexia. In employment, education and in daily life, obtaining information easily, and as we need it, is vital.

Free seminars across the country will introduce OrCam MyEye 2.0 with a presentation by Leon Paull, International Business Development Manager of OrCam Technologies Ltd, who will talk about the latest technology developments and product features.

Wireless, lightweight and about the size of a finger, OrCam MyEye 2.0’s breakthrough assistive technology instantly reads printed and digital text aloud: newspapers, books, restaurant menus, signs, product labels, computer and smartphone screens. The instant face recognition improves social situations and the identification of consumer products, colors and money notes provides a refreshing level of independence.

Magnetically mounted on the wearer’s eyeglasses or sunglasses frame and weighing less than an ounce, OrCam MyEye 2.0 is the only wearable artificial vision tech that is activated by an intuitive pointing gesture or simply by following the wearer’s gaze – allowing for hands-free use without the need of a smartphone or Wi-Fi.

OrCam MyEye 2.0 is the culmination of intense research and development by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields. Thousands of users around the world have adopted OrCam’s technology and rely on it in their daily lives. The second generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 will enable many thousands more to adopt this revolutionary device.

OrCam Australian distributor, Quantum’s Tim Connell said “About one in seven Australians has some evidence of age related macular degeneration and this number will increase as Australia’s population ages in the absence of effective prevention and treatment measures. Our mission is to empower people who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties, including dyslexia and other conditions, to study, work, and live their lives with a high degree of independence,” continued Mr. Connell.

WHAT            Reading Reinvented Expo – FREE
Monday 9th April 2018 
11.30am – 1.30pm   Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006

Tuesday 10th April 2018 
10 am – 12 noon       Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Wednesday 11th April 2018 
10 am – 12 noon       Mantra Chatswood, 10 Brown Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067
2 pm – 4 pm              Club Central Hurstville, 2 Crofts Avenue, Hurstville, NSW 2220

Friday 13th April 2018 
1.30pm – 3.30pm     Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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