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Video: UK developer creates glasses for real-time translations

Excerpt from Mashable

Aug 20, 2012 3:41 pm

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The glasses still need refining, but could be a more practical tool for formal business meetings abroad rather than for the spontaneous needs of tourists as all participants need a microphone for the system to work. Don’t expect to see these in droves at the hotel lobby bar anytime soon.

— Samantha Shankman

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Inspired by Project Glass, Will Powell rigged Vuzix 1200 Star glasses to translate a foreign language and provide subtitles for the wearer.

This technology is able to break down language barriers, enabling the wearer to have a real-time conversation with someone speaking a language they are unfamiliar with. Powell used two Raspberry Pi machines running debian squeeze, a Jawbone mic, headset mic, TV, iPhone, iPad and transformer, to talk to his Spanish-speaking sister. Here’s how it works:

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