The Nreal smart glasses provide wearers with subtitles based on what an individual says to them. This product could ultimately help hard-of-hearing individuals communicate with others. (Image Credit: XRAI Glass)
People with hearing disabilities tend to rely on lip reading to interpret what someone says. Now that can change thanks to a new smart tech that provides users with a live transcription. Developed by XRAI Glass, a British startup, the Nreal smart glasses could be a huge game-changer for hard-of-hearing individuals struggling to socialize with others.
These smart glasses rely on AR and an Android-compatible phone app to present live transcriptions. The company is seeking approval for iPhone deployment since it’s only available on Android. In addition, the device can output text for people conversing on a phone call over the speaker. While the glasses can pick up all sorts of audio, it also has language translation capabilities.
This device has a useful purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic as well because most people wear masks that hide their faces, making it difficult to recognize lip movement. It displays text based on what the speaker says, an otherwise efficient solution. However, the technology doesn’t work so well in a group setting since people tend to talk over one another.
XRAI Glass said smart contact lenses could lead to the next breakthrough. That’s because it could revolutionize space. It expects the product to go mainstream within the next two to three years, even though the prototypes are being released. The public can purchase smart glasses in September.
Anyone else leave subs on, even in languages you're fluent in? Nreal seems like a great way to never misconstrued a conversation too.
Translation devices and software seems a bit crude, anyone ever use something like that traveling? What did you experience?
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