Word Lens is a phone application that translates an image input on the fly.RT doesn't just translate 1 image, it will be translating continuously and render it on sunglasses. Not only that, it allows for a portable way to translate on the go, rendering images as the person sees them, without the awkwardness of holding up a phone to translate. Convenient.url : http://questvisual.com/
Search the real world by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. Identifies products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online. Goggles can translate words in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian.
Problems: It doesn't work very well and it takes forever to scan
LookTel is a planned suite of assistive solutions for people with visual impairments or blindness. Designed for the accessible iPhone and Mac laptop and desktop computers, LookTel will automatically scan and recognize objects such as money, packaged goods, CDs, DVDs, and medication bottles, as well as landmarks. Recognition will happen in real-time and without delay - there's no need to hold the device still or take a photo and wait for a result.url : http://www.looktel.com/
The current augmented reality glasses go for approximately $1500, from Vuzix. RT is better as it will allow for development on augmented reality without needing to spend $1500 on the product, coming in with an estimated cost of approximately $350-400. This will allow anyone who wants to work on augmented reality the chance to work on it - at a lower cost.url : http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_wrap920ar.html
VisionIQ is an image recogintion engine. It can be integrated in mobile apps or web apps such as visual search, barcode reader, etc. But since it is just an engine, it should be inurl : http://www.iqengines.com/