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The Deafcommunicator Provides Real-Time Interpretation

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Oct 9, 2009 • References: jamesdysonaward.org and thedesignblog.org
For the hearing-impaired, living in a social world while possessing a barrier in communication is a significant problem. The DeafCommunicator aims to solve this issue by equipping deaf persons with a device that instantly translates their sign language.

The DeafCommunicator is a foldable device featuring two five-inch touchscreens with built-in cameras and a live video option, which connect to a relay interpreter. This interpreter translates sign language into spoken language and vice versa, thereby offering real-time translation for day-to-day communication. Further, the DeafCommunicator can operate like a phone, providing the hard of hearing with the ability to make or receive calls.