OrCam Technologies, innovator of life-changing, personal ‘AI as a companion’ solutions, has introduced robust new features to the recently launched OrCam Learn, a comprehensive AI-driven study partner.
The OrCam Learn empowers students, including those with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD, to effectively read and learn, resulting in enhanced comprehension, reading fluency and overall confidence.
The newly added ‘Translation’ and ‘Dictionary’ features further enrich the OrCam Learn’s ability to support learners throughout their studies.
An evolution of the OrCam Read device – a 2021 TIME Magazine 100 Best Inventions Winner – OrCam Learn combines a voice-activated handheld device, intuitive web and mobile apps, and informative analytics and reporting that keep parents and educators fully informed on the student’s progress.
The solution has a simple point-and-click operation to ‘capture’ and immediately read out loud a full page, paragraph, or single word of text – of the student’s choosing – from books, smartphones, classroom handouts, and virtually any source of printed or digital text.
“We implemented the Translation and Dictionary capabilities to enhance OrCam Learn’s ability to support and encourage students throughout their education journey,” said Irie Meltzer, UK regional director of OrCam Technologies.
“Offering Translation was partially in response to input from many schools in the UK and U.S. which specifically requested the feature to help address the needs of non-native English-speaking students – including having Ukrainian as a supported language for school-age refugees.”
“We implemented the Translation and Dictionary capabilities to enhance OrCam Learn’s ability to support and encourage students throughout their education journey.”Irie Meltzer, UK regional director, OrCam Technologies
Moon Hall School is an early adopter of the OrCam Learn in the UK and is currently engaged in an OrCam Learn pilot programme with devices that include the new features.
“The OrCam Learn is fantastic – it’s designed specifically to cater to the unique needs of individuals with learning challenges,” said Michelle Catterson, executive headteacher at Moon Hall School, and chair of the British Dyslexia Association.
“No matter what their reading ability, students can all access their educational resources in lessons. Using the OrCam Learn has really helped our pupils’ independence in their learning experience. They find it fun, engaging and really easy to use.”
“The OrCam Learn is fantastic – it’s designed specifically to cater to the unique needs of individuals with learning challenges.”Michelle Catterson, executive headteacher, Moon Hall School
From each reading session, OrCam Learn generates a comprehensive analysis of the student’s progress – and identifies areas requiring additional attention – for teachers and parents to review.
Delivered via web and mobile apps, the reading evaluation reporting incorporates a variety of metrics that help evaluate reading performance, including those commonly used by learning specialists, such as text difficulty, reading fluency, and total accuracy.