Google Glass to have captions

Friday, 10 October 2014 10:08am

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed an app which will provide real-time captions on Google Glass, and potentially be of great benefit to Deaf and hearing impaired users.

Google Glass, Explorer Edition (2014)

The app is designed to work in conjunction with the microphone on a user’s Android smartphone. When someone speaks into this, captions created using text-to-speech software will appear on the user’s Glass display. As this set-up requires the user to hand the person they are speaking to their smartphone, it won’t be ideal for impromptu conversations, but the designers envisage it being used among friends and for making purchases.

There is no release date for the app yet, but for more information – and a video demonstrating it – see this article on the Techspot website.

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