OrCam's MyMe wearable will watch and decode the world for you
You’ve got in all probability heard of wearable cameras from corporations like Narrative, which clip onto your clothes and log pictures of your day by day life. The upcoming MyMe from Orcam takes that concept to an entire new, and probably much more helpful, degree. As an alternative of merely recording pictures, it makes use of synthetic intelligence to answer audio and visible info in actual-time. MyMe consists of a digital camera that clips onto your garments and a Bluetooth earpiece for relaying info. It might probably do issues like generate profiles of individuals you meet at a celebration and immediately ship them to your telephone, or chart what you’ve got eaten all through the day. Orcam calls this an “augmented consideration” expertise — it’s going to ship useful info all through the day, and hopefully make your interactions extra significant.
In some ways, MyMe appears harking back to Google Glass. The corporate believes it has some main privateness benefits, although. MyMe does not truly save any pictures or recordings, all of its work is completed within the second. And it is digital camera does not sit proper in your face, which ought to make individuals much less skittish about being surveilled. Nonetheless, it’s going to in all probability be awkward explaining why you are sporting a digital camera in your shirt. And it will be even harder to persuade individuals that you simply’re not truly recording them.
With MyMe, OrCam clearly constructed on its expertise with its unique wearable, a sensible digital camera gadget that helps the visually impaired. Its co-founder, Amnon Shashua, can also be the founding father of Mobileye, an organization that is made an enormous enterprise with in-automotive cameras. There’s nonetheless a lot we do not find out about MyMe, however we hope to study extra at CES subsequent week.