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XRAI Glass partners with Nreal on AR smart glasses for real-time phone call subtitles

XRAI Glass wearable enables deaf people to read a phone conversation in real-time. (Image source: XRAI)
XRAI Glass wearable enables deaf people to read a phone conversation in real-time. (Image source: XRAI)
XRAI has announced a public preview of its AR smart glasses in partnership with Nreal. The wearable allows people who are deaf or have hearing loss to read phone conversations in real-time. XRAI Glass software provides subtitles with a voice recognition tool. Plus, the company is developing additional AI features, such as translation.

XRAI Glass has launched a public preview of its AR smart glasses for those who are deaf or have hearing loss. According to the company, 12 million UK adults are affected by hearing loss of over 25 dbHL (decibels Hearing Level). 

The wearable is tethered to your smartphone, enabling real-time subtitles from your audio conversation to appear on the glasses screen. XRAI Glass software generates the subtitles with a range of intelligent features such as voice recognition to identify who is speaking. The software will be available to testers with an Android phone via a Google Play Store pre-flight experience, with the trial and feedback period expected to last for two months. 

During this time, the company hopes to add more AI features to the wearable, such as translating various languages and detecting voice tones, accents and pitch. XRAI plans to improve the user experience and eventually transition into multi-modal transcription. The company has partnered with Nreal, adding its software to the Nreal Air Augmented Reality Glasses. The wearable has TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue light and a flicker-free experience. The glasses’ spring hinge allows 40% flexibility with an ergonomic design for comfort.

The XRAI Glass glasses will be available to purchase in the UK via EE for £399.99 (US$489.61) or £10 (~US$12) then £35 (~US$43) per month for 11 months. The software will remain free of charge for the duration of the public preview. A rollout across other wearables and networks is expected in the next few months.

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Polly Allcock, 2022-08- 1 (Update: 2022-08- 1)