Parent company Google is working on a secret hearing-improving device, Business Insider reports.
The unit that develops the device is called “top secret” – the Alphabet division. The new device will use augmented reality to enhance the hearing of the average person.
Work on the project began in 2018, the newspaper reports. Since then, the company has released several prototypes and received approval from Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
The new device is offered to be worn on the ears, it will be equipped with various sensors and microphones. One of the applications of the technology is to isolate the speech of one person in a crowd.
A spokesperson for Division X has confirmed the existence of a “future hearing” project, but it is in its early stages. The novelty should primarily help people with hearing problems.