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People who are deaf or hard of hearing  communicate in many ways, including sign language, lip reading, and hearing aids. However, acquisition options such as hearing aids and cochlear implants can be very expensive. Sign language and lip reading, on the other hand, require you to keep an eye on the speaker. TranscribeGlass is the answer to "a useful wearable tech tool for the deaf, hard of hearing, seniors, and anyone who wants to better understand voice communication with captions." The startup was founded by a couple of Stanford and Yale students. Create new opportunities for everyone to join the conversation. 

Madhav Lavakare, CEO and co-founder of Yale '25, was inspired to explore new ways to communicate after a high school friend dropped out  due to communication problems. "It's 2017 now," Lavakare recalled telling the Stanford Daily. "Why can't there be something in the mainstream environment that can help your friend join the conversation?" was clearly missing. 

Lavakare worked with  co-founder Tom Pritzky, 23rd year at Yale University, to start working on a prototype, eventually securing testers from the National Association of the Deaf in India and other deaf communities. Did. He found himself facing many obstacles in his teenage years trying to attract investors to augmented reality (AR). However, in 2020 he secured support from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and funding from the Indian and US governments. In 2021, Stanford University Master's Program student Tom Pritzky became co-founder and brought a perspective on hearing loss  to the team. "I really like movie subtitles," Pritzky told the school newspaper. "I thought she would be great if she was real."

The product combines an affordable voice-to-text converter such as Otter.ai or Google's Live Transcribe with simple  glasses. This product receives Bluetooth messages from  captioning devices and transforms those messages into augmented reality (AR) projections inside the glasses. The user can resize the text to fit the scene. With this technology, people who are deaf or hard of hearing can see and communicate at the same time wherever they are. It is also useful in environments that are difficult to understand even with hearing aids, such as in crowded rooms. The  TranscribeGlass Beta will retail for $55 and is expected to peak at $95. Over 300 people  tested the product during development. This is an important factor for any community-focused product. Equal access is a worthwhile goal, as no one should be left out of the conversation. 

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