Smart Glasses and Real Time Translation

Smart Glasses and Real-time Translation

As technology advances even further, our cultures are going to be coming together even more than they already have. The internet is an amazing tool that has brought many different people from around the world together, but a language barrier still keeps many of us separated.

While smart glasses are something that have only hit the mainstream relatively recently, they are already doing a great job at chopping down some of our language barriers.

Real-time translation is something that you would only see in a science fiction movies twenty years ago, but now it’s becoming a reality with devices like Google Glass.

There are already a couple of applications available for Google Glass that can help with translating signs and speech in real-time. Unispeech for Google Glass is an app that is able to translate over 30 languages in near real-time.

Word Lens is an application that can translate printed words using the camera on Google Glass. Google Glass wearers simply have to look at printed text and it will be translated. The coolest thing about this application is that a network connection is not needed to use it.

These applications are pretty cool, but they are still buggy and need a lot of work before they can actually be used comfortably. Google Glass is definitely leading the way when it comes to real-time translation on smart glasses, but it’s not going to be the only pair of smart glasses to help with communication. As more smart glasses become available, more apps like these will come out because they’re simply awesome and very useful.

Business people, travelers, the average student learning a language, pretty much everyone is going to find applications like these extremely useful. It’s going to be awesome to see people being able to go anywhere they want and be able to understand everything. It might be a little while before we will be able to do it, but we’re definitely heading in that direction.

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