X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Using Google Glass to Help the Deaf: Signglasses

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen Google Glass used to help blind people. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) on the other hand are using Glass as well as other head-mounted displays to help deaf students learn. They call their project Signglasses.

signglasses-project-by-brigham-young-universityzoom in

BYU professor Mike Jones and his team were motivated to set up Signglasses because the school’s deaf students found it hard to appreciate their visits to the planetarium. The students had to look back and forth at the display and the sign language interpreter, who was also hard to see because the room was dark. Thus the initial goal of the project was to send video of an interpreter to a head-mounted display, enabling deaf students to see both the planetarium presentation and the interpreter at the same time.

But the project is now looking at other ways that head-mounted displays can help deaf people. For example, they’re thinking of making an app for Glass that will automatically look up the definition of a word when you point to it. The video below was uploaded by Austin Balaich, one of the students working on Signglasses (captions are available).

Prof. Jones will publish their findings this month at the 2014 Interaction Design and Children. Head to BYU to learn more about Signglasses.

[via That’s Like Whoa]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First Cee-Lo Green: My Favorite MCs Freewrite Digital Typewriter Narcos Season 2 (Trailer) 95octane logo
X-Wing Fighter Carship Stays on Target Porsche 718 Cayman Doesn’t Bring the Noise Like It Should Alfa Romeo May Kill 4C by 2020: NOOOOOOOOOOOO First Drive Review: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport mightymega logo
Official Star Trek 50th Anniversary Beer Latest Suicide Squad Trailer Is All About The Joker Slimer the Hutt Is Simply Perfect Sideshow Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton Maquette
Advertisement