New glasses let deaf people 'see conversations'

STORY: These live caption glasses

let deaf people 'see conversations'

Location: London, England

The glasses are connected

to a phone app that turns nearby

speech into text displayed on

the inside of the lenses

(DeafKidz International founder, Steve Crump)

“To me, this technology enables me to be involved. It empowers and it resources me to be in the conversation in the moment. I'm getting a real time stream of subtitled information where ordinarily I might be behind. I might not quite catch everything, but this is giving me a real time narrative which enables me to be informed. It enables me to be involved, enables me to make decisions because I know what is being said.”

The software, called XRAI Glass,

is still being developed

The company’s CEO says it will soon

be able to translate languages