By the end of 2021, the number of connected wearable devices in the world will reach 929 million – can wearable interpreters be a key part of this growth?
Recently, significant progress has been made toward the ultimate goal of creating wearable technology that will be capable of performing accurate translation invisibly and in real-time.
Let’s take a look at a small overview of some of the systems that may change the world of translation in the future.
- Fujitsu’s latest translation device was specifically designed to allow people like rescue workers and police officers to communicate when their hands are full. The technology is flexible enough to adapt to the travel and public service markets.
- Like a hearing aid, Waverley Labs’ Pilot device uses automatic speech recognition, machine translation, and speech synthesis to translate speech instantly using paired devices, allowing the user to have an “almost seamless” conversation with someone speaking another language.
- Google’s Pixel Buds headphones use a Bluetooth connection to work together with your Pixel phone and offer real-time translation in more than 40 languages through the Google Translate app.
- Logbar’s Ili, designed specifically for travelers, uses voice activation without the need for an Internet connection. The device can repeat phrases in the language of your choice in as little as 0.2 seconds.Ili focuses on phrases for travelers and can be extremely useful for tourists.
- The SignAloud gloves, which have already won hundreds of awards, are designed to translate American Sign Language into text and speech using sensors that analyze hand position and movement.
Of course, the technology is still in its early relative stages of development and refinement. So, before any device can compete with a native speaker in terms of translation accuracy, there will be issues such as cultural differences to deal with.
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