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Electronic Wristbands Translate Sign Language Into Smartphone Speech


  1. ...and in the context of #thruglass  Dave Meeker ?

  2. The context is accessibility. Assuming this would be of interest to others working to create assistive technologies for the disabled and also caregivers. Per the public discussion with Andy Lin last week, if you are going to try to advance things related to wearables and accessibility, than one might also want to also be aware of and curios about other related technology - including other head mounted displays and sensor-based wearables.


  3. Too bad the article has been updated to say this is merely fictional....

  4. You misunderstand - I'm seeking whether the technology is enabled for #glass  integration - the focus of this discussion is on relatedness and considering all things that bring value.

  5. I concur Drew Rushmer - I've lived through ten years of startups and contributed to many Kickstarters.

  6. Conceptual anyway. I'm working with a few doctors now using myo with glass and have been discussing how the arcus motion analyzer might also be a suitable controller to interface with glass gdk apps or apps on other hmds. The use cases all fit into a multi-use platform (concept of course, given how early it is) where a user with the wearable sensors and glass could learn to sign and recurve direct feedback on their physical mechanics or where signing could be interpreted and driven through a text to speech engine that would provide audio to the blind. Granted, not trivial, but combining computer vision along with sensors to further bolster the effectiveness of glass is interesting.

  7. Yes I certainly believe this is related to glass. If glass and other hmds are to gain ubiquity I'd argue that the direct integration with other connected devices is critical. The work we are doing with Glass is mostly about extending it from a mostly contextually-aware messaging device for the masses to something that really has the potential to connect a person to their surroundings. That's what we are working on with Andy and others - giving control back to those that have lost it by providing more integrated "control" of their experiences and not just as a way to provide data.

  8. Dave Meeker I'd say that Glass' (and other hmds) connection to other connected devices is not only critical but inevitable.  The whole idea of Glass is to provide an interface between machine and human for experiences and not just for data collection (though the latter goes hand in hand with creating the former).

  9. Alexander Hayes if you think about it, the Glass explorer program isn't that different than a kickstarter campaign...

    We are living at a time where innovation is happening at all levels, and remember, if crowd funding existed when they were building the original google search app, perhaps you'd have been an investor in that also.

    If we all thing we are going to advance technology forward, make it more human, and bring it to a point where we have everyday magic, than we can't discount early visions and design concepts. I mean, that's part of design thinking and the process of "innovation".

    If we all just focused on how to leverage things that we already had, we'd stall out.

    And, well, that would suck.

  10. Couldn't agree more. Thankfully we aren't stuck with the mirror API as our only device.

  11. We are bonded together in this community to raise issues related to accessibility and Glass, and inevitably other wearable tech.

    The fact that we now have this group to discuss these matters is a huge leap forward. I am encouraged by all the knowledge, experience, and skills that members of this group posses, both from academia and the public and private sector.

    This community is only a week old. Let's work together to figure out what we are here for.

    I would suggest that we start by posting in the introduction section of this group. Why are you here? Why is being part of this group important to you? I think this will help us all see eye to eye and jump start other fruitful discussions.

  12. See my  #glassexplorers  videos for context - - my research is centred on the socio-ethical impact of these technologies, not solely on the socio-technical utopian disaggregation of new shiny products - in saying so I understand and recognise that for many the thought of critically analysing what they now hold and wear can be unsettling.


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