Raspberry Pi smart glasses translates spoken foreign languages in real time
Ever wished you could press 888 at someone when they're talking at you in a language you don't understand? Well, you can. A chap called Will Powell has gone and built some smartglasses that will subtitle people, translating them as they speak. Using 3D glasses, some microphones, a smart phone and two Raspberry Pi mini-computers, Powell made an automatic translation system.
Powell said: "I can have a conversation with Elizabeth who speaks Spanish to me and I return with English. I have never learnt Spanish but using the glasses I can have a full conversation," adding that the specs are "completely transparent, so it looks like they are in your normal field of vision."
If you want to reproduce Powell's project you can order as many Pis as you want now, and they're only £25 each.