Students with hearing issues may gain particular benefit from two functions in Google Glass, an emerging eyeglasses technology from Google. In 2014, these wearable headsets with camera, video, wifi and voice-tech are due for release after ongoing testing and user feedback through 2013.
Benefits For Students With Hearing Issues
- Real-time speech-to-text translation in 37 languages via Bluetooth, to show as subtitles on the wearer’s glasses wherever they happen to be
- Bone conduction audio built into the glasses, to eliminate users having to wear headphones or ear-buds for gaming, learning or studying
Read more: Google Glass- What You Need To Know
What Does This Google Glass News Mean?
Glass is seen as hype by some observers, who say smartphones suffice for these functions. However, the Sound Advice team always welcomes the prospect of:
- Designers converging a product’s seeing and hearing functions.
- Multi-sensory ways to receive and process digital information.
- Potential to pair the glasses and speech-to-text with phone/MP3.
- Wearable computing: personal hearing-technology is just that.
Further news of the Google Glass product will be observed with interest, particularly with a view to its use in learning and gaming environments.
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