Smart Readers and Magnifiers for the Visually Impaired
ABiSee’s entire team is comprised of passionate, dedicated and innovative individuals united by their steadfast commitment to the development of improved tools that enhance the quality of life and enable independent living for people with visual impairments.
ABiSee is a leading developer and manufacturer of assistive reading and magnifying devices for the blind and people with visual, cognitive and learning disabilities.
ABiSee Inc. was founded in 2005 in the basement of my Sudbury, MA house. Initially, the company developed optical technology to help people with physical impairment navigate a computer. The first product called “MouseVision” led to the creation of “Zoom‐Ex” ‐ the first camera‐based electronic text‐to‐speech reader and magnifier for the visually impaired. Zoom‐Ex provided quick access to printed material and replaced slow flat‐bed scanners for many visually impaired people. The company sold 117 devices back in 2006. Today, ABiSee is a multi‐million dollar company that sells its advanced, yet easy to use devices all over the world.
2006 ABiSee introduced its first camera‐based auto scanner/reader. Zoom‐Ex’s performance set a time record in OCR, enabling a user to convert text to speech, faster then a flat‐bed scanner.
2007 Inspired by low vision students and working professionals, ABiSee created a two‐camera device, Zoom‐Twix, to help the visually impaired overcome everyday challenges and improve their productivity. The combination of OCR and a CCTV camera remains unique in the market place even today. Zoom‐Twix continues to offer near instant access to printed material as well as the ability to see objects in the distance.
2008 ABiSee introduced Eye‐Pal, the fastest scanner/reader for the blind. This computer‐connected device provides reliable and robust access to books, magazines, mail and many other types of print with lightning speed. Capable of scanning up to 20 pages per minute, it is the best tool to create a personal digital library.
2009 ABiSee introduced the first stand‐alone device, Eye‐Pal Solo, for the blind and Eye‐Pal SOLO LV for the low vision users. Easy to use and accurate, they instantly became popular among seniors and veterans.
2010 Eye‐Pal and Zoom‐Ex became MAC and Kurzweil 1000 compatible. Taking advantage of the built‐in accessibility package, growing number of MAC users were given an alternative to otherwise very slow performance of flat‐bed scanners.
2012 Eye‐Pal Reader and Eye‐Pal Vision were introduced in February 2012. They evolved from the popular Eye‐Pal SOLO enabling users to read previously inaccessible types of print, such as fine print, tall packaging boxes and pill bottle labels. With auto‐focus and zoom able camera, they are the ultimate tool to assist the visually impaired with scanning, reading, magnifying and saving digital files in multiple formats.
Keep watching as new products develop. We think you will like what you see. After all, it is you ‐ users of the Eye‐Pal line of devices, who drive our development efforts.