In Brief

Will Powell has developed a way to translate real-time conversations and display the words for the wearer, breaking down the language barrier.

Inspired by Google’s Project Glass, Will Powell rigged Vuzix 1200 Star glasses to translate a foreign language and provide subtitles for the wearer. This technology is able to break down language barriers, enabling the wearer to have a real-time conversation with someone speaking a language they are unfamiliar with. Powell used two Raspberry Pi machines running debian squeeze, a Jawbone mic, headset mic, TV, iPhone, iPad, and transformer, to talk to his Spanish-speaking sister. Here’s how it works:

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