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Hearing-Impaired Translators

The Deafcommunicator Provides Real-Time Interpretation

— October 9, 2009 — Lifestyle
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.
Trend Themes
1. Real-time Translation - The DeafCommunicator enables real-time translation of sign language, offering disruptive innovation opportunities in communication technology.
2. Assistive Devices - The development of devices like the DeafCommunicator opens up opportunities for disruptive innovation in the field of assistive technology for people with hearing impairments.
3. Barrier-free Communication - The DeafCommunicator addresses the problem of communication barriers for the hearing-impaired, creating opportunities for disruptive innovation in inclusive design and accessibility.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - The technology industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities in developing better communication devices for the hearing-impaired, like the DeafCommunicator.
2. Telecommunications - The telecommunications industry has the potential to disrupt the field by integrating features like real-time translation into their devices and services, inspired by the DeafCommunicator.
3. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can leverage the idea of real-time translation devices to improve communication between healthcare professionals and patients with hearing impairments.
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