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Wearable Realtime Captioning With Google Glass

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An analysis of the current state of realtime captioning on Google Glass.

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Wearable Realtime Captioning With Google Glass

  1. 1. NCRA TechCon 2014
  2. 2. Who Am I? Mirabai Knight, RDR, CCP • Sole Proprietor: StenoKnight CART Services, New York, NY • Strategic Partner: White Coat Captioning, LLC • Founder: The Plover Project/The Open Steno Project
  3. 3. Why I Bought Glass  Cyberpunk Childhood  Tax-Deductible  Gadget Hound  National Novel Writing Month
  4. 4. Glass Right Now  Up and to the right  Explorer Edition: Only the rich and geeky  Consumer model specs and price still unknown  Emphasis on camera and voice interface
  5. 5. Captioning on Glass  Streamtext & 1CapApp  Ideal for clinical rounds  Enhances rapport  Preserves eye contact  Hands-free and mobile  Conversational review
  6. 6. How I’ll Use Glass  Deaf/HoH dental, medical, and veterinary students  Clients requiring discretion  When interpreters aren’t appropriate  Art school critiques  Museum tours  Networking mixers  Orientation events
  7. 7. Limitations  Eye strain  Sanitization  Glasses/contacts  Multiple clients  Four-hour battery life  Dim in bright sunlight  Aesthetic considerations  No captioning direct to Glass  Seven lines of text at a time  Internal microphone might not be sufficient  Not true augmented reality  Two-second Streamtext delay  Wi-Fi or Bluetooth phone tethering required  Who pays for breakage?
  8. 8. Glass: A Segway For Your Face?
  9. 9. Pushback  Conspicuous Consumption  #throughglass Campaign  Internet Harrassment  Privacy Violations  Silicon Valley Elite  Travel Hazard  Smug No Glass Sans Camera
  10. 10. Legal Implications Tech Writer Sarah Slocum Entrepreneur Cecilia Abadie
  11. 11. Rarity Versus Ubiquity Four Futures:  Lots of people who wear it always  Lots of people who wear it sometimes  A few people who wear it always  A few people who wear it sometimes  How can you beat a cell phone?  What will be the killer app?  Higher volume, lower cost  Critical mass required for assumption of ownership  Social mores and rules of etiquette
  12. 12. More Accessibility Options  Conversational text-to-speech with walkaround steno  Head-mounted interface ideal for wheelchairs  Braille display  Theater and Sports Alex Blaszczuk, Law Student
  13. 13. Courtrooms and Depo Rooms  Autobrief display  Disabling the camera  Bench conferences  Video backup  Quick exhibit photography  Googling for spellings Macon County Court Reporters
  14. 14. Other Applications  Sending secret messages  Following depos while golfing  English-to-English captioning  Simultaneous captioning of multiple conference tracks  Live animated GIFs at open captioned events
  15. 15. Wearable Realtime Beyond Glass  Shirts  Watches  Portable projectors  HUD Contact Lenses
  16. 16. We’re Gonna Have to See  Will the look get less nerdy?  Will the cost come down?  Will the social stigma flip?  Will the battery life improve?  Will it become true augmented reality?  Do we need it?
  17. 17. Questions/Demo  Any questions?  Pass It Around

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