Sign language interpreter tablet empowers the deaf

  • TECH
  • Monday, 27 Oct 2014

TALK TALK:UNI interprets sign language into audible speech

A new tablet called UNI translates sign language into spoken language using gesture recognition technology by Leap Motion.

The portable device could enable deaf people to communicate freely with those who don't understand sign language, opening up a world of possibilities.

Deaf individuals otherwise confined to surroundings suited to their needs could attend public schools and live independently -- apart from an attachment to a mobile device that has become commonplace in contemporary living.

At the moment, the device only translates sign language into English, and it can't translate audible speech back to sign language.

The UNI can be pre-ordered for US$499(RM1,635). For more information:

Other mobile device innovations such as Transcense, now in the works, can transcribe spoken language into text, allowing the deaf to follow conversations on their mobile devices.

And using Google Glass, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a live text transcription function that uses Google's advanced voice recognition technologies. Conversations are transcribed on the app Captioning on Glass and the user follows along on his smartphone. —AFP/RelaxNews 2014

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Tech News

NASA's Boeing moon rocket set for 'once-in-a-generation' ground test
WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash
Social networks clamp down on Colombian FARC dissident accounts
Amazon union election to start in February, U.S. labor board says
Crack a window! This smart home smoke alarm will tell you it’s stuffy
As WhatsApp loses users over new terms, Signal rolls out new features
Pandemic-proof laptops: how new notebooks improve working from home
TV trends in 2021: The latest on show at CES
SoftBank Group, Hughes invest in British satellite communications firm OneWeb
BMW aims to double fully-electric vehicle sales in 2021

Stories You'll Enjoy