Technology February 25, 2018
Smart glasses, Oton, convert text to speech for the blind
A pair of newly created smart glasses is all set to change the way blind people access information.
The glasses are called Oton, and these come fitted with a camera and glasses. It uses two built-in lenses to detect text and convert it into speech.
Two small earphones are attached to the sides of the glasses that allow the user to hear the sound being read by the glasses.
The gadget is expected to benefit the people with dyslexia or other visual impairments. The device has been designed to detect the eye movement of the person who is wearing it.
When the user’s eyes point to a text, the glasses read it and convert into speech that is heard by the user.Similar technology is also available in some smartphones, however, it becomes more convenient through glasses.
It can be used by people with vision or reading issues or even tourists who can’t read a foreign language.
The Oton Glass is being promoted on a Japan-based crowdfunding platform called campfire and the makers hope to sell it for $47 or Rs 3,000 approximately.
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