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

Beran Gillen - Yahoo berangillen at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 16 10:39:41 UTC 2014

Dev this is great. Perhaps we can look at it in toto in our next meeting???


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> On 15 Oct 2014, at 15:20, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Cheers!
>> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 9:37 PM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <admin at ttcsweb.org> wrote:
>> 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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