A new device is expected to soon be made available for visually impaired people that uses voice to describe the world in front of them. The Horus is essentially a headset with a 3D forward facing camera and a small computer that it’s connected to. The computer constantly runs a computer vision algorithm that recognizes objects and places in front of the user. Once identified, the system reads aloud what it’s seeing.
The system also spots obstacles, thanks to its 3D vision, and warns wearers using various tones. It can read text placed in front of it as well, and it can even tell faces apart. The user can essentially save images of faces of friends and relatives within the Horus, so that when a familiar person comes within view the device lets the user know.
The Horus is not yet available, but Eyra LTD, the company behind the device, has a waiting list for early access.
Check out this video that shows off how the system works:
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