Rare Actually Useful Google Glass Thing Demonstrated

By Gary Cutlack on at

A tool that adds live captions to real-world conversations through Google Glass has been demonstrated, showing that, if the ideas are good enough, there might be some use for Google's head-mounted folly out there in the real world after all.

The tech demo uses a companion Android app to handle the processing of audio, with one party speaking into the phone, which transcribes the words and feeds the text stream to the overlay of Glass. Sounds simple. Here it is in action:

All we need now is for speech transcription to rise above the level of drunk robot and Google Glass could find itself a new wave of fans among the hearing-impaired. [Georgia Tech via Cnet]