:: Subtitle glasses could help deaf, foreigners at the movies – Engadget ::
Filed under: Displays, Misc. Gadgets, Portable Video
Looking to expand the moviegoing experience as much as possible — especially in this day and age of 103-inch plasmas — a research team at the University Carlos III of Madrid has unveiled an upgrade for the problematic rear-window captioning system currently used by the deaf: a glasses-mounted subtitle screen. Featuring a three hour battery life and a 50 meter range, the little clippy-screen isn’t as hard-core as some other enhanced vision devices we’ve seen, but there’s something to be said for doing one job well. That range is pretty long though – no word yet on how the MPAA plans to deal with people sitting outside the the theater and reading the latest flicks for free.