XRAI Glass is launching a new closed-captioning technology for Nreal AR smart glasses that will allow the hearing impaired to read speech in real time.
With Nreal AR smart glasses connected to a smartphone, the app translates conversations into subtitles that display across the AR glasses screen. Through voice recognition tech, the app can also determine who is speaking. Android users can download the app via the Google Play Store. However, iPhone owners will have to wait for Apple to approve the app.
Currently, the XRAI Glass app can translate speech into nine languages: English, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. The company plans to add more languages in the future.
What’s new in AR?
More and more innovations are being made with augmented reality technology. Disney filed a patent for augmented reality elements on rides that won’t require AR glasses earlier this year. Retail companies are also utilizing AR and AI to allow shoppers to see how furniture and other items look in their homes before they make a purchase. Companies are also using the tech to let users virtually try on clothing.
The XRAI Glass app’s extra features
The XRAI Glass app also acts as a personal assistant and can re-display information from earlier conversations when prompted. In the future, the company promises the app will be able to discern various accents, tones and changes in pitch.
XRAI Glass comes in a tiered subscription model. The Essential plan is free and allows for unlimited real-time speech transcription and saves conversations for 24 hours. The Premium and Ultimate plans cost £19.99 and £49.99, respectively and offer additional features.
“We are thrilled to announce that XRAI Glass is now available worldwide,” says XRAI Glass Founder & CEO Dan Scarfe. “We believe that this innovative technology can enhance connections for millions of people with hearing loss around the world. We’ve worked closely with various partners, including DeafKidz International, and directly with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to test this product and have listened and learned from them all to create something truly life-changing. We’ve been delighted to also witness how XRAI Glass can help more people than we’d first thought possible, including people with neurodiversity’s that make it harder to understand speech and sound, the possibilities of who we can help with this tech grows by the day.”