[technology taskforce] Transcense: Making group conversations between Deaf & hearing possible: the first realtime captioning on a phone

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 15:20:00 UTC 2014

Hi Dev,

This is interesting...so yes it will be really useful for sessions/meetings
that does not have a scribe (considering that its more like a speech to
text solution).

Hoping that the campaign achieve the set target


On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <admin at ttcsweb.org>

> Interesting tech from Transcense which is running an Indiegogo funding for
> $25,000 US to make their app available on major mobile platforms to allow
> real time captioning on mobile phones so deaf or hard of hearing persons
> can follow group conversations.
> 46 sec Transcense demo in action : http://youtu.be/sC3Q21WCEVc
> 3min 30sec video Indiegogo funding video : http://youtu.be/vvoglCTd6x8
> Indiegogo Transcense campaign:
> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-finally-talk-with-any-deaf-person
> From the Techcrunch story:
> http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/14/an-app-that-lets-you-converse-with-the-deaf-no-sign-language-necessary/
> "Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real
> time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings,
> presentations and conversations.
> Founders Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng say
> one-on-one conversations are easy for the deaf. Either they are speaking
> with someone who can sign or they can just read lips. However, it’s very
> hard to follow group conversations with several people speaking at once.
> This makes it hard to catch things and converse during group meals with
> friends who don’t sign or at an office meeting where they might miss
> something important.....
> ..... It works by catching conversations from the voices of different
> individuals and assigning them a color bubble so the deaf person knows who
> said what. It works with a distributed microphone system on all the devices
> using the app so that it can distinguish each person from another. It then
> translates those words and starts jotting them down in real time on the
> app. The deaf and hard of hearing can then read what is going on as it
> happens."
> Dev Anand
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