Version 9.10 includes new functionality that allows device users to activate and control all features and settings hands-free, using voice commands. OrCam MyEye and OrCam Read users simply say "Hey OrCam" followed by their voice command, and the device performs accordingly.
Version 9.10 also includes Table Reading capabilities, making information from restaurant menus, utility bills, nutritional information on products, and spreadsheets accessible.
OrCam recently introduced interactive Smart Reading, which operates on Version 9.10. The feature acts as a text-to-speech version of the "Control-F" (PC) or "Command-F" (Mac) shortcut used on computers to find a particular word, phrase, or other specific information. Activated by the user's voice, the OrCam device listens to and comprehendsthe user's requests, retrieving the relevant information, and reading the queried text to the user.
"More than a decade of OrCam's R&D efforts have enabled us to offer the most natural, hands-free user interface for our pioneering assistive solutions," said Amnon Shashua, OrCam Technologies' co-founder and co-CEO, in a statement. "We developed this newly-available software release in direct response to our users' feedback. It enables an entirely new level of accessibility for people with visual impairments and those with reading challenges. OrCam's advancement allows our devices to listen to, comprehend, and respond to, natural voice commands, thereby transforming the devices' complete operation into an intuitive and enjoyable user experience. To operate any device function, OrCam users simply speak out loud, and they can now also choose to use voice commands to query and change all settings. We are proud to provide this impactful software release to current OrCam users, as well as integrate the update on all devices going forward."