At CES, Florida-based technology startup Human Capable Inc. introduced its Norm Glasses smart glasses.
"Barely distinguishable from regular sunglasses," Norm Glasses nonetheless have a computer embedded in their frame, including CPU, memory, battery, speakers, microphones and camera. A display system projects digital information into the user's field of view.
Using Norm Glasses, users can see instructions while keeping hands free for work. They can see and respond to text messages, answer or make phone calls, navigate while keeping eyes on the street, check stock prices, call an Uber, and more.
The glasses include voice recognition, which Human Capable is quick to point out does not depend on an Internet connection. Users can currently interact with the Norm Glasses using voice, and an input option based on finger movement is "in the pipeline."
Editions of the Norm Glasses equipped with cameras can also scan barcodes, take pictures or record videos. Live streaming and broadcast are supported.
"We have been working on the Norm Glasses for over 3 years," says Human Capable, "hoping to enable people to interact with the digital world in a hands-free and heads-up manner, naturally and reliably." The company notes that its Norm Glasses were named as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, based on their "design, functionality, consumer appeal and engineering."