Smart caption glasses refocus the motion for deaf playgoers

LONDON (Reuters) – For all his grownup life eager theatergoer Tim Hardy, who is partially deaf, has watched performs with a torch in his hand and a script on his lap so he can observe what’s being stated on stage.

People watch a reside efficiency of Exit the King on the National Theatre whereas carrying Smart Caption Glasses, designed by Epson, in London, Britain, October three, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

But from Wednesday he’ll be capable to swap these props for a pair of augmented actuality glasses that, by displaying subtitles in actual time, will let him focus absolutely on the motion.

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Tim was utterly or partly deaf from the age of 18 till a cochlea implant restored some listening to.

“I’m aware I hear everything but don’t interpret everything first time,” he instructed Reuters on the National Theatre on London’s South Bank, the place an excerpt from “Exit the King” by Eugene Ionesco was carried out to a small viewers carrying the glasses.

“…I used to buy the text every time and following it with a torch on my lap. Captioning of all sorts being available makes a huge difference.”

Developed by Japanese expertise agency Epson, the glasses use software program to show captions which can be synchronized with the actors’ performances. They can be found for rent on the theater from Wednesday.

modifying by John Stonestreet

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