XRAI Glass has launched a pioneering pair of augmented reality smart glasses that allow deaf people to see conversations in real-time. The phone-tethered AR smart glasses, which the company say is the “first of its kind”, aims to enable the deaf community to engage in everyday conversations by instantly turning audio into captions that are displayed in front of the wearer’s eyes.
I;m thinking this could be a “game changer” if CC is current or up to speed with active speech. But if there is a speech/close caption delay or misprinted words on glass lens then the jury might be out on how far this technology goes. But its seems like a great product especially for those who are deaf or profoundly hard of hearing.
Not sure why dark glass lenses but that might be required to read CC display clearly. Also I see a black cord connected to a smart phone but no discussion on how the smart phone interacts with CC glasses. So for now maybe this is more “hype” then reality but its a start and might someday be perfect for those who can’t hear.