Japanese telco NTT Docomo has unveiled augmented reality glasses that translates a menu in real time, that's set to be ready in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The device overlays the wearer's first language on to unfamiliar text, instantly translating them, according to AFP on Tuesday. The glasses were introduced at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) fair in Japan.
The glasses can also turn any flat surface into a touchscreen. A finger ring relays positioning information to the device, allowing wearers to "touch" tags or perform an Internet search--a concept similar to that seen in movies such as Minority Report.
Another application involves facial recognition where the user can look up somone's identity, and other details such as job titles, from his or her smartphone directory.
Docomo's unveiling of the device comes more than half a year after the introduction of translates via voice, but has yet to marry Google Translate to its device.by the Internet giant amid intensifying . Google Glass currently