Nov06

Augmented reality glasses ‘translate foreign menus as you read’

Glasses that can automatically translate foreign menus into the wearer’s own language have been unveiled in Japan. The next-generation spectacles were revealed at a gadget fair on the outskirts of Tokyo and could be available in time for the city’s hosting of the Olympics in 2020. By using augmented reality the glasses can project text in the wearer’s native tongue over unfamiliar signs and menus, potentially proving...

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Nov06

Microsoft Research uses Kinect to translate between spoken and sign languages in real time

Microsoft’s Kinect is a wonderful piece of technology that seems to know no bounds. Microsoft Research is now using it to bridge the gap between folks who don’t speak the same language, whether they can hear or not. Kinect captures the gestures As you can see in the video below, the Kinect Sign Language Translator is a research prototype that can translate sign language into spoken language and vice versa. The best part? It does it...

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