Here is one of the more useful things you can do with Google Glass. It may not be useful to everyone, but to the hearing impaired, this is very cool. Researchers at Georgia Tech University have come up with a Google Glass app that allows real time captioning on the connected specs.
So how does it work? Well, the Glasswearer gives his paired smartphone to the other person and they use it as a microphone. With the “Captions on Glass” app installed on both the phone and Google Glass, a transcription will almost immediately appear on Glass. This will allow the hearing impaired party to keep up with the conversation very easily. Sounds pretty amazing.
So the researchers are working on a way to immediately translate and caption different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Korean or Japanese. This would make things much easier when there is a language barrier. This application will be found in the Google Play Store in just weeks. It is simple to use. The app is installed on your Android phone and the translated caption is transmitted to Google Glass. Sure, you have to give a stranger your smartphone to talk into, but hey, communication requires trust right? The microphone on Glass is designed to pick up the wearer’s voice, so it is not sensitive enough for the task.
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