Uni, a tablet case translating sign languages into text

Living with a disabling hearing loss can be a real challenge for many people in the world, especially if you are a job seeker who’s actively looking for a job in today’s tough labor market. According to some estimates quoted by Wired.com, around half of people with this disability are unemployed in United States and they represent approximately 5 percent of the global population.

A group of deaf entrepreneurs from Motion Savvy software start-up decided to change this aspect and improve communication between deaf people and those who can hear by creating Uni, a new tablet case that integrates gesture recognition technology developed by Leap Motion and translates sign languages into texts.

The software translation, with the aid of the sensing motion technology,has a camera that senses people’s movements of hands and fingers, interprets them and then converts them into texts. Co-founders of this new technology have already launched a campaign to raise money and find testers which can contribute to the signs dictionary, because it currently recognizes only 300 signs.

The tablet case is expected to be launched in 2015 and it will cost $799. More details about this new tablet case developed by Motion Savvy and helpful for deaf people can be found in the source link.

Source: Wired.com

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