I wear glasses all the time, but they serve no purpose other than to correct my extreme short-sightedness.

For the money they cost, surely glasses could do more? Well, a British inventor has created a pair of specs that can do a rough translation during a conversation. Will Powell was inspired by Google’s Project Glass, which aims to create augmented reality glasses, and is still in development. At one point Google’s glasses were predicted to be on sale by the end of the year, but this now looks unlikely.

Take a look at the video of Will Powell’s glasses to see how they work.