Captioning on Glass (CoG)

(Contributed by: Rachael A.)

Technology:  Captioning on Glass (CoG) (For Android, Syncs with Google Glass)

Invented by: Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology

When it was invented: September 2014

What it does: the hearing individual speaks into the phone with the opened COG app.  The captioning is sent (for free) to the wearer’s google glass.  The app uses a voice recognition algorithms that allow the speaker and the wearer that will “help define the context of the conversation” [2]. COG allows family and friends to download the app and sync both their phone and the Google Glass, which opens communication lines even further. [3].

Google glasses come equip with a microphone, however, the current design doesn’t pick up on surrounding sounds compared to the wearer’s voice.

Video: [1]

Figure1: Georgia Tech Professor, Jim Foley, puts COG and Google Glass to the test . [3].


Figure2: Georgia Tech Professor, Jim Foley, puts COG and Google Glass to the test.  Upper right text box is what the wearer of the glasses sees. [3].

[1] GeorgiaTech. “Using Google Glass to Caption Conversations.” YouTube, uploaded by Georgia Tech, 02 Oct. 2014,

[2] “Google Glass Live Captioning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Captions Nearby Speakers.” medGadget,  6 October 2014, Accessed 30 April 2017.

[3] Michelle Starr. “Real-Time, Real World Captioning Comes to Google Glass: A New App for Google Glass Captions Conversations in Real Time. Cnet, 2 October 2014,, Accessed 3 May 2017.


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