According to WHO, as of Mar’19, around 466 million of the world's population have disabling hearing loss (~432 million adults and ~34 million children). It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss i.e. one in every ten people. Similarly as of 2018, roughly 100 million of the Indian population have some level of functional hearing loss.
Apart from those with hearing loss, people with speech loss or impairment also use sign language to communicate.
There are numerous challenges faced by deaf/hard of hearing people, like:
Indian Sign Language
To top all these challenges, in India while there are 20+ major languages, there is no officially recognized sign language system yet. Though Indian Sign Language (ISL) is considered as standard, there are a variety of sign languages used across the country with significant variations. As a result, 99% of deaf / hard of hearing people are either uneducated or drop out after Class VI or VII, because they are not able to cope. With no proper education, there is not much job opportunities for deaf/hard of hearing & speech impaired people.
Apart from people who are born with voice / speech disability, there are people who have lost their voice due some accident or disease like acute laryngitis, etc. and struggle to learn sign language and cope with demanding life.
Let'sTalkSign - Interpreter Anytime, Anywhere.
Device-agnostic platform that breaks communication barrier between people with hearing / speech loss or impairment and normal people.
Sign Language to Text & Speech (in real-time)
Ability to recognize sign language gestures in various forms like alpha numerals, words phrases & sentences and convert them into text sentences and also read-out loud. Preferred language for text display and read-out can be configured by user in the platform.
Text or speech to Sign Language (in real-time)
Ability to recognize spoken words, phrases, sentences, convert them into preferred sign language (e.g. Indian Sign Language or American Sign Language, etc.) and display it on device screen in the form of an animated character (avatar). Preferred avatar can be configured by user.
In-person & Conference using sign / text / speech (in real-time)
Ability to make conference calls with multiple people online. Speech and sign language spoken by conference participants will be converted to sign language gestures and text/speech, so everyone in the conference can communicate.
Synthetic Voice Creation (on Cloud)
Ability to generate a person’s voice from voice samples. This generated voice can be configured in the platform to use for read-out loud feature.
Audio to Sign Language (on Cloud)
Translation of any language audio to sign language gestures. Any audio file can be uploaded via app to receive video or animated GIF with preferred sign language gestured by avatar.
'Audio' in video to Sign Language (on Cloud)
Translation of any language speech in video to any preferred sign language in the form of animated avatar video or animated GIF. Any video with audio can be uploaded via the app to receive a video or animated GIF with sign language gestured by avatar embedded in it.
'Signs' in video file to Text & Speech (on Cloud)
Interpretation of sign language gestures in video or animated GIF to generate corresponding text subtitles & voice in any language of choice. Any video or animated GIF with sign language gestures can be uploaded via the app to receive a video or animated GIF with text subtitles and corresponding audio embedded in it (only in video).