New smart glasses recognised as CES 2020 Best of Innovation Award winner assist people with vision and hearing impairments
Recognised at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Awards in the ‘Best of Innovation’ category, Norm Glasses are stylish, lightweight and can help those with hearing and vision impairments.
Designed to be indistinguishable from normal sunglasses, Norm Glasses harness the power of augmented reality (AR) to provide users a raft of interactive features, including making and receiving phone calls, listening to podcasts, managing emails, sending texts, taking photos and checking social media.
The clever glasses – designed by US-based company Human Capable – allow the wearer to stay on top of communication, obtain or share information hands-free, without holding or touching their phone.
Norm Glasses also offer accessibility features for wearers, providing captioning for people with hearing impairments and enabling people with vision impairments to interact with digital content through voice or remote assistants.
By looking like normal glasses and boasting a modern style, the AR glasses can help remove the stigmas associated with traditional accessibility aids.
Additionally, the technology is voice-activated, features dual speakers, open-ear sound and a head-up display (HUD), with a weight of just 30-36g.
To learn more about the different features of Norm Glasses, watch the short video below:
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