Xander raises $1.4M in pre-seed funding to launch XanderGlasses, smart glasses displaying real-time captions of in-person conversations. Caption the...
XanderGlasses Ready to Caption the World at CES 2023
Xander will publicly unveil its first product at CES 2023—XanderGlasses are smart glasses that display real-time ...
Xander will publicly unveil its first product at CES 2023—XanderGlasses are smart glasses that display real-time captions of in-person conversations to help people with hearing loss. The CTA Foundation selected Xander as a winner of its Eureka Park Accessibility Contest, enabling us to exhibit the glasses at CES.
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. Our team has spent countless hours with people of all stages of hearing loss, and XanderGlasses is the result of our customer-driven approach.
XanderGlasses are powered by Vuzix smart glasses and are designed to be used like a simple "on" and "off" device. XanderGlasses work anywhere people need them, whether they are at home, at work, or in a loud public setting. As XanderGlasses don't rely on smartphone or cloud connectivity, they are remarkably reliable and perfectly private. In this augmented reality experience, captions are displayed seamlessly right in the field of view of the wearer.
Xander has already received awards and recognition at CES 2023:
- CTA Foundation Eureka Park Accessibility Contest winner
- AARP AgeTech After Dark Finalist
- CES Eureka Park Pitch Competition Finalist
We’re grateful to the CTA Foundation and AARP for supporting our mission to use sight to augment sound. Despite advances in other assistive hearing devices, there are situations where many people don’t feel satisfied. XanderGlasses can help people with hearing loss clearly understand others’ speech and feel more confident in conversations.
XanderGlasses are expected to be available in Spring 2023. To learn more about XanderGlasses, visit Xander at CES 2023, booth 60517, or online at https://xander.tech