30 September 2013

In Japan, Augmented Reality Glasses That Translate Foreign Menus As You Read

Japanese telecommunication firm NTT Docomo—which previously developed this app that translates phone conversations in real-time—recently revealed a pair of augmented reality glasses that can translate foreign menus into understandable text as they are being read.

Projecting its wearer’s native language over foreign words on road signs and menus, these glasses would be particularly useful for travellers who find themselves in places where they do not speak the local tongue.

In addition to this translation function, these high-tech glasses can also turn any flat surface into a touchscreen—which the user can activate with a finger ring—and is loaded with face recognition software that will bring up personal information of the people you meet.

How do you think these Japanese augmented reality glasses will measure up against Google Glass?

[via Telegraph]