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.

Sign Voice Language Translator

Sign Voice Language Translator. Images via Yanko Design

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:

Sign Voice Language Translator

Sign Voice Language Translator. A small camera records the sign language gestures and converts them into written text on an LCD touch screen.

Sign Voice Language Translator

Sign Voice Language Translator

They can be aware of each other and receive language sign by using Bluetooth.

Sign Voice Language Translator

When the hearing impaired communicate with the visually impaired.

Sign Voice Language Translator

When the hearing impaired interact with the hearing. All images used in this post via Yanko Design.

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