Augmented reality glasses excite the minds of not only ordinary users, but also famous manufacturers. Some of them have already tried their hand at creating "smart" glasses. And Japanese engineers went even further. They presented innovative glasses for translation from foreign languages.
Within the framework of the electronics exhibition Ceatec 2013 in Tokyo, unusual glasses were presented, called the Smart Glasses. They were developed by engineers from the local cellular operator NTT DoCoMo and specialists from Vuzix.
As the creators note, the main purpose of the new glasses is to translate foreign words into a language that the user can understand. The principle of operation of the new gadget is quite simple. With the help of a built-in camera, the glasses will read information and words and automatically instantly translate them from a foreign language into the user's native language. The translation will be carried out with the help of special software in real time, and the information will be displayed on the glasses of the eyepieces, which serve as a kind of display. Moreover, through glasses, foreign words will be retouched, and their place will be taken by the already translated text.
Smart glasses currently support four languages - Chinese, Japanese, English and Korean. But the developers promise to soon add support for new languages and improve the translation system.
Eyewear sales will kick off ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Smart glasses will be available at the retail network of the Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo.