OTON GLASS: branch content to speech

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With OTON GLASS, users are means to constraint content with a blink and have it review behind to them in their selected language. It’s smashing apparatus for people with dyslexia or bad vision, or for travellers abroad.


Inspired by his father’s dyslexia, Keisuke Shimakage of a Media Creation Research Department during the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan, began to rise OTON GLASS:I was dynamic to rise OTON GLASS since of my father’s dyslexia experience. In 2012, my father had a mind tumor, and grown dyslexia after his operation — a matter for OTON GLASS. Fortunately, he recovered entirely after rehabilitation. However, many people have inborn dyslexia regardless of their health.

Assembling a group of engineers and designers, Keisuke got to work.

A collage images illustrating a story of building OTON GLASS — OTON GLASS RASPBERRY PI GLASSES FOR DYSLEXIC USERS

The OTON GLASS device includes a Raspberry Pi 3, dual cameras, and an earphone. One camera on a inside of a support marks a user’s eyes, and when it detects a blinked trigger, a outward-facing camera captures an picture of what a user is looking at. This picture is afterwards processed by a Raspberry Pi around a module that performs visual impression recognition. If a Pi detects created words, it translates them to speech, that a earphone plays behind for a user.

A collage of images and content explaining how OTON GLASS works — OTON GLASS RASPBERRY PI GLASSES FOR DYSLEXIC USERS

The initial prototype of OTON GLASS had a 15-second check between capturing text and replaying audio. This was cut down to 3 seconds in a team’s second prototype, designed in CAD program and housed within a 3D-printed case. The makers were afterwards means to do real-world contrast of a antecedent to collect feedback from dyslexic users, and continued to ascent a device formed on user opinions.

Awards buzz

OTON GLASS is on a approach to open placement this year, and is now doing a rounds during several trade and tech shows via Japan. Models are also accessible for hearing during a Japan Blind Party Association, Kobe Eye Centre, and Nippon Keihan Library. In 2016, a device was runner-up for a James Dyson Award, and it has also garnered courtesy during several other awards shows and in a media. We’re looking brazen to removing out hands on OTON GLASS, and we can’t wait to find out where group will take this device in a future.

Source: Raspberry Pi blog, created by Alex Bate.

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