January 4, 2019
For its countless technological innovations and contributions to the world, Israel has long been called a startup nation of great vision. Now, the Jewish state is doing something to help those who are blind or visually impaired.
On Jan. 9, the Maryland/Israel Development Center will present a talk by Mark A. Riccobono, president of the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind. Riccobono will discuss his recent trip to the Jerusalem headquarters of OrCam, which produces breakthrough assistive technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
OrCam was invented by Amnon Shashua, co-founder of Mobileye, an Israel-based autonomous driving company that was acquired by Intel Corp. in 2017 for $15.3 billion and is used today in virtually every self-driving vehicle.
OrCam’s MyEye technology is wireless, lightweight and employs a magnet to clip to the frame of eyeglasses. It is a self-contained unit, working independently of the Internet, a smartphone or wireless connection.
Read the entire JMORE article.https://www.jmoreliving.com/2019/01/04/midc-event-focuses-on-israeli-technology-for-blind-and-visually-impaired/