Vuzix Blade Powers Xander's Real-Time Captioning XanderGlasses
Xander is using the Blade software from Vuzix, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technology, to power its XanderGlasses, a smart glasses solution that displays real-time captions of conversations to help people with hearing loss.
"48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hearing loss, and that will increase as the population ages. If you can't hear what others are saying, XanderGlasses can help you see what others are saying," said Alex Westner, co-founder and CEO of Xander, in a statement. "Our team has spent countless hours with people of all stages of hearing loss, and XanderGlasses is the result of our customer-driven approach."
"Healthcare remains a significant market vertical for Vuzix, and Xander's selection of the Vuzix Blade to power its XanderGlasses is the latest example of how our products can directly improve people's lives," said Paul Travers, president and CEO of Vuzix, in a statement. "With almost 50 million people in this country alone and 1.5 billion worldwide impacted by some level of hearing loss, the need for products like XanderGlasses is significant, and we look forward to supporting their efforts to roll out their solution this year."