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Vuzix Adds Nuance Voice Technology to Its Smart Glasses

M100 Smart Glasses enhanced with voice recognition for menu commands and application navigation.
By Michele Masterson - Posted Jan 9, 2014
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Vuzix has announced that its M100 smart glasses will now incorporate voice recognition powered by Nuance Communications.

The Vuzix M100 smart glasses are a flexible Android-based wearable display platform that runs a growing number of industry-specific software applications. Nuance's voice technology gives the user a powerful and intuitive way to engage the M100 smart glasses, while increasing safety and task efficiencies in the workplace.

Nuance's embedded voice technology runs directly on the M100 smart glasses, so there is no data connection required. The M100 smart glasses also incorporate noise-cancelling technology that allows users to speak simple commands to control and navigate the M100 menu system. For instance, the user can say:

  • "scroll left and select application";
  • "list next pick item"; or
  • "navigate to location."

"Vuzix is focused on delivering powerful wearable technologies to the industrial, medical, and prosumer markets," said Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix, in a statement. "By integrating Nuance's voice technology into our M100 platform, we've given our customers even greater flexibility in the way they can use our smart glasses to solve issues that challenge their business. And because a user can speak naturally, integrating smart glass technology into our customers' business processes is more intuitive and simply faster, saving both time and money."

The Nuance voice technology will available in the Vuzix M100 2.0 OS release.


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