Signglasses solve a simple problem: a child learning in sign language can either watch the signer, and see what is being said, or look at what is being talked about—but not both. This makes it difficult for deaf children to focus their attention on both the teacher’s explanation and other learning aids. Watching sign language in an HMD moves the signer with the person’s head and allows a person to switch between signer and phenomenon with less effort.
More about the project
- Why Google Glass Will Make School Easier for Deaf Kids (Popular Science, May 2014)
- Google Glass adaptation opens the universe to deaf students (BYU News Release, May 2014)