Sign Voice Language Translator
So a blind man and a deaf guy walk into a bar…
Sound like a bad joke? It probably was. But designers Han-na Lee and Sang Hyeon saw it as an opportunity.
Their brilliant idea turned into a developing concept for a communication device that helps both the hearing impaired and the visually impaired to communicate with one another. Dubbed the Sign Voice Language Translator (SVLT), the device helps a blind and deaf persons interact by acting as a translator that converts gestures to voice and audio signals/voice into written text.
The concept gadget is a portable device that incorporates a camera to record the sign language gestures and an LCD touch screen that displays text to the hearing impaired, and speakers in the other device that delivers in audio the converted version of sign language gestures to the visually impaired. The gadget, which is actually two gadets (one for each user) work together as a system, each connected to the other via Bluetooth.
The images below are more product model images displaying the gadgets and demonstrating how they work: