waverly labs devises earpieces to converse without language barriers
 

waverly labs devises earpieces to converse without language barriers

waverly labs devises earpieces to converse without language barriers
all images courtesy of waverly labs

 

 

 

converging between wearable technology and machine translation, waverly labs is developing a smart earpiece language translator called ‘pilot’. adapting the latest in speech recognition, computing translations and wearable design to allow users to converse without language barriers. while other companies obsess over fitness tracking and audio enhancing, the startup is committed to helping people communicate in their native vocabulary.

 


video courtesy of waverly labs

 

 

 

founder andrew ochoa began the project on the basic premise for the need to help communicate with his french girlfriend. but being lost in translation happens to everyone while traveling, so the ‘pilot’ includes a second earpiece to connect to the mobile app, which toggles between languages. the wearable tech will initially support latin, french and germanic languages, followed by other world languages, including slavic, hindi and east asian. weaverly labs is taking pre-orders via indiegogo in spring 2016 with plans to ship to customers by 2017.

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the earpieces will come in three colors

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a mobile app will initially support latin, french and germanic languages

  • Oh Jeez! This is going to change our lives for good, really good. Congrats to all behind.

    Mody says:
  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Vietnamese please!! what a fantastic device this could be! I know it will take a few generations but still… Whoa!!

    Michael Garsva says:
  • How long before you will offer this in other languages? I am specifically interested in English/Vietnamese. Thank you

    Marcie Terres says:
  • Absolutely need two of these when ready- travel & do business in Mexico and these would be so valuable

    Lorilei Peters says:
  • I am a United Airlines International Flight Attendant and this would be of great help to me.

    David Quintana says:
  • I am a Medical Translator and a Mental Health Translator as well. I will like to offer myself to do a tryout, if possible, please get in touch with me .
    Thank you

    Sandra Stickney says:
  • Polish English version please. This would be great for an ex-pat Brit living in Poland and it will be a definite sale.

    Peter Schofield says:
  • What a fantastic idea! Not only am I an Emergency Room Nurse, but also travel the world providing humanitarian aide to those in need. Often I get deployed on short notice, making it challenging to prep to communicate in the local language. Something like this could prove to be invaluable. I Eagerly await a chance to put them through their paces. Thanks for the creative idea.

    Michael Borrero says:
  • Eastern European languages, too including Polish, Ukrainian and Russian

    Robert Hogg says:
  • Given the current flow of people from the Middle East, Arabic would be a timely development.

    Robert Hogg says:
  • Awesome

    Lino says:
  • how wonderful!!
    for 2020 olympic game in tokyo, this is useful for foreigors and japanese.

    yoshihiro says:
  • how wonderful!
    for 2020 tokyo olympic, this is much useful for foreignors ans japanese. by this method, not only more communicate each otehr but also making us motivated to learn foreign language

    yoshihiro says:
  • Would be great for my trips to Mexico !

    Richard J Holmes says:
  • Is it possible to know how much the pilot will be sold, manay of my friends are interested
    Thank you.

    Denis Jacob says:

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